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ADROP Elects Vice-President – Emma Fields, MD

Thank you to all the candidates who ran in the 2019 ADROP election that took place in Chicago during the ADROP Annual Meeting on September 14, 2019. Congratulations to Dr. Emma Fields with the Virginia Commonwealth University, who was elected as the ADROP Vice-president. We are excited to welcome Dr. Fields to the ADROP Executive Committee.
Learn more about the members of the ADROP Executive Committee.

New Changes to ADROP Membership Eligibility Requirements and Executive Committee Term

In addition to electing the next ADROP Vice-President, the ADROP membership voted to make the following changes:

  • Membership Eligibility Requirements - ADROP membership eligibility requirements will now allow ASTRO members in the United States and Canada who are program directors, assistant program directors and associate program directors to become ADROP members. Only program directors will have voting privileges, but in the program director’s absence an alternate may vote on their behalf. However, no one single institution will have more than one vote. Previously, only program directors were eligible for ADROP membership. Individuals interested in ADROP membership should contact Nicki Froats.
  • Executive Committee Term  - The ADROP Executive Committee is comprised of the President, Vice President and Immediate Past President. Officers will now serve in each of these positions for a one-year term with a maximum of three years in office. Officers may not be reelected. Previously, officers served for a maximum of six years in office, two years in each position.

Updated Study Guides for Physics and Radiation and Cancer Biology Now Available

We are delighted to inform you that the new, revised radiation oncology initial certification study guides for physics and radiation and cancer biology are now available on the ABR website.

Curriculum and Radiobiology Curriculum Work Groups, these study guides were completed in a timely manner in order to provide guidance for residents and candidates preparing for the 2019 exams. Per the ABR, it is critical that members understand the purpose of the guides and a clarification:

  1. Topics have been categorized and divided in a more granular fashion that should better focus preparation and allow for improved understanding and usefulness of performance reporting.
  2. References have been carefully selected to be highly useful to residents and candidates in exam preparation; primary and secondary references will serve as the sources for a majority of exam items.
  3. It must be understood that the basic nature of science is fluid, and that in any given year, exam items may be added and not specifically referenced in the study guide. The number of such items would be limited.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the ABR.

ADROP Private Community

ADROP has a dedicated area in the ROhub, ASTRO’s online private community, for our exclusive use. This area facilitates member-led discussions, supports a file library and provides a place to conduct official business.

  1. Go to the ROhub.
  2. Log in using your ASTRO credentials (email address and password). Click the “Log in” button.
  3. If for some reason you are not directed into the ADROP communities, look for the blue bar under the banner. Select Communities, My Communities and select ADROP from that list.

Questions about ADROP

If you have any membership or other questions about ADROP, please contact Nicki Froats.

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