Coralie Shaw, MDResidency Program Director
Yale Diagnostic Radiology (1989-2007)

Actions taken:

  • Accepted the Association of Program Coordinators in Radiology (APCR) as a new membership category of APDR.
  • Established that former program directors may remain active APDR members as long as they are involved with the education of residents.
  • Established that the President of the APDR must have served as a program director.
  • Agreed that future modifications of the curriculum, goals and objectives be the responsibility of the Education Committee, a newly established standing committee chaired by Dr. Jannette Collins. This committee would create definitions of the ACGME resident competencies as they apply to diagnostic radiology and have these guidelines posted on the APDR website. This committee would develop a Program Directors Manual after soliciting input from the members.
  • A Board Remediation Committee was formed to assist residents who had repeatedly failed the oral board exam. The first APDR president, Dr. Jerry Arndt, agreed to chair this committee.
  • An ad hoc Program Directors Support Committee chaired by the president, Dr. Coralie Shaw, was established to address workload issues and communicate these to SCARD and RRC. The initial thrust was to add to the RRC Residency Requirements that a minimum of one day a week administrative time must be provided to diagnostic radiology program directors.
  • Voted that APDR will partner with other societies to financially support educational programs. The Finance Committee will review each proposal and determine the appropriate limit for dispersal.
  • Voted to fund visiting lecturers at our annual meeting.
  • Established that all requests for APDR membership lists be approved by the President.
  • Continued discussions with SCARD and subspecialty societies re Fellowship Matches. Chair of the Fellowship Match Committee, Dr. Charles Resnik, reported on the success of the Neuroradiology Match Program.
  • Strengthened alliances with RSNA re educational opportunities and website content, with ACR re the APDR/ACR Joint Task Force on Non-Interpretive Skills Curriculum and the ACR Manpower Task Force, and with ARRS re multiple initiatives.

Actions at the APDR Website:

  • Links to the ABR, ARRS, AUR and ACR Guidelines were established.
  • An invitation for members to attend AFIP was published.
  • A link to the APDR Annual Survey was created.
  • The APDR Administrative Time Policy Document was published.