The AAMD relies on the dedication and talent of our members who volunteer to serve on committees. If you are an AAMD member who is interested in volunteering, please complete the online Volunteer Application below. Once your application is received, a member of the Nominations & Volunteer Committee will call you to discuss placement on a committee. Please be sure to include your correct phone number on your application.
Most committees have a regularly scheduled monthly conference call (usually 1 hour). They follow an agenda, and minutes are taken. Additionally, they discuss projects and divide up tasks as needed. Some committees have sub-committees.
Volunteer hours/month: 1-2 hours, possibly more based on projects.
All AAMD members are allowed to participate on committees.
Non-members are unable to participate on committees at this time.
Time of Service runs from August 1st to July 31st of the following year. However, volunteers can join at any point if there is an opening on the committee.
All volunteers must sign a Confidentiality Agreement and a Conflict of Interest Form.
The Annual Conference Committee (ACC) plans the Annual Meeting each year. The committee is charged with initiating the Call for Abstracts, reviewing all submissions, and selecting the best presentations to include in the Annual Meeting. They work closely with the Board of Directors, staff, and contracted meeting planner and handle many “behind-the-scenes” details for the meeting. Overall, the ACC is tasked with offering the best educational content possible and increasing meeting attendance year-over-year. (Applications for planning the 48th Annual Meeting in New Orleans will be accepted from June 1 to July 31, 2022.)
The Career Services Committee provides timely information to the membership regarding medical dosimetry employment opportunities, as well as other career-related resources for medical dosimetrists. Recently they interviewed hiring managers and created a “Tips & Tricks” document that covers resumes and interviewing skills. They follow hiring and workforce trends and continue to identify how to best serve AAMD members in their career path. (Need 2 members.)
The Communications Committee is responsible for managing the flow of information between the AAMD members, external organizations, and the community. They promote AAMD activities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, all of which are managed via the AAMD social media calendar. They submit articles for every eMonitor to highlight relevant topics for AAMD members. The committee is also responsible for designing promotional materials for National Medical Dosimetrist’s Day, as well as collaborating with other AAMD committees to create additional educational materials to promote the medical dosimetry profession. Personal accounts for social media platforms are helpful for effectively participating on the Communications Committee. (Need 1 Co-Chair.)
The Continuing Education Committee (CEC) promotes and supports the continuing education of the medical dosimetry community. Responsibilities include developing, selecting, and organizing online CE webinars for the CE Center. Specifically, they are tasked with recruiting webinar presenters. They strive to offer a wide variety of relevant and interesting topics. The CEC collaborates with the ACC to review educational sessions and workshops offered at the Annual Meeting. The CEC also reviews and approves credits for the ARRT, for our dually certified members. (Looking for volunteers who are both a CMD and RT, preferred but not required.)
The Directed Journal Reading (DJR) Committee is tasked with providing high-quality journal-based continuing education (CE) content for AAMD members. Members of the DJR Committee work together to identify newly published articles and create quiz questions for each quarterly publication of the Medical Dosimetry Journal. These articles, which are approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB) for CE Credits, are also made available in the AAMD CE Center. Expected time commitment for DJR volunteers is approximately 10 hours per quarter, mainly for reviewing and voting on the article list, reading the two selected articles, and writing high-quality quiz material that conforms to DJR question-writing guidelines. Volunteers for the DJR should be comfortable with the careful reading of published research materials and have sufficient breadth of experience to make informed decisions about which published articles offer the most educational value to our community of medical dosimetry professionals. (Need 1-2 members including a Co-Chair for 2022 - 2024.)
This newly created committee seeks to identify ways to share educational content with sister societies abroad, including hosting webinars, collaborating on special initiatives, and recruiting new members from around the world. After recent conversations with current AAMD International members in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, it was noted that AAMD offers many resources that are not offered by similar organizations in their respective countries. This committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm ET. (Need 2-3 members.)
The Formal Education Committee is a multi-tasking group that crafts formal educational medical dosimetry documents and contributes to the support of medical dosimetry education and educators. The committee's responsibilities for promoting and supporting formal accredited medical dosimetry education include revision and update of educational curriculum; development and maintenance of educators’ and students’ resource sections of the website; organization of an annual student gathering and educator’s workshop in collaboration with the AAMD sponsored meeting, collaboration with the MDCB to ensure that the AAMD curriculum guidelines are reflective of current MDCB Job Task Analysis Studies; responding to JRCERT in regards to educational program standards for accreditation; making certain that the JRCERT Curriculum Analysis Grid is current as the curriculum is updated; and involving medical dosimetry educators in committee activities and the AAMD in general.
The AAMD Membership Committee is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for member recruitment and retention, as well as promoting membership benefits. The committee assists with surveys to identify member needs and recommends new services to meet those needs. The committee works to welcome and acknowledge new members and to encourage participation in the organization. (Need 1-2 members.)
The Nominations and Volunteer Committee is primarily responsible for overseeing all volunteer placements and managing the AAMD Election process. This committee reviews all volunteer applications and works with each volunteer to determine which committee would be the “best fit” for their skills and interests. In addition to recruiting volunteers, the committee also manages the Call for Nominations to identify leaders for the organization. They are tasked with gathering election materials and presenting a slate of candidates to the Board for review and approval. (Need 1 Co-Chair.)