membership

Volunteer with AAMD

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. 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.

What to Expect as a Committee Member:

  • 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.


Annual Conference Committee

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. Seeking 1 local volunteer who lives in or near New Orleans, LA.

 

Career Services Committee

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 monitor InterviewStream, an online mock interview service that is free to AAMD members, as well as provide interview critiques when requested. They follow hiring and workforce trends and continue to identify how to best serve AAMD members in their career path.   

 

Communications Committee

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, 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.

 

Continuing Education Committee

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 also collaborates with the ACC to review educational sessions and workshops offered at the Annual Meeting.

 

Directed Journal Reading Committee

The Directed Journal Reading (DJR) Committee is tasked with providing high-quality journal-based continuing education (CE) content for AAMD members. With each quarterly publication of the Medical Dosimetry Journal, members of the DJR Committee work together to identify newly published articles and create quiz questions for each. 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. (Committee is full for 2020/2021)


Journal Editorial Board

The Journal Editorial Board is directly involved in reviewing assigned manuscripts from the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Dosimetry journal. Journal Editorial Board members will assess manuscript relevance and make publication recommendations based on independent reviews. Participation is ongoing and members can expect to spend about 1 hour each week fulfilling duties.

 

Formal Education Committee

The Formal Education Committee is a multi-tasking group that crafts not only formal educational medical dosimetry documents but formal professional medical dosimetry documents as well. The committee's responsibilities for promoting and supporting formal accredited medical dosimetry education include revision and update of educational curriculum; development and maintenance of educator's and student's resource sections of the website; facilitation of medical dosimetry student involvement in AAMD sponsored meetings; 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.

 

Membership Committee

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.

 

Nominations and Volunteer Committee

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.