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2024 MSF awardees, eContouring for GI webinar, ASTRO-BCRF RO Visiting Away Rotations

May 8, 2024

Congratulations to the 2024 ASTRO Medical Student Fellowship awardees and mentors!
We are pleased to announce the 10 recipients of this year's Medical Student Fellowship (MSF) awards. The MSF award provides financial support to promising medical students who are from populations underrepresented in medicine to introduce them to the discipline of radiation oncology. Each awardee spends eight to 10 weeks during the summer recess studying clinical, basic and translational radiation oncology research questions and learning new techniques in the labs of ASTRO mentors. Additionally, awardees receive a travel stipend to attend the ASTRO Annual Meeting.

Mentors of awardees receive the ASTRO-BCRF Medical Student Fellowship: Mentor Award, which recognizes their dedication to supporting the education and training of early career physicians and scientists. For more, visit the ASTRO Medical Student Fellowship program site.

Help inform accurate physician payment – Physician practice input needed by June 30
Physicians are urged to participate in the AMA Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey updating critical practice expense data for payment. Check with your practice management team to see if they received an email from ppisurvey@mathematica-mpr.com or a mailed packet from Mathematica. Read What's Happening in Washington for more information.

Join us for Patient Safety Conversation Hour

This one-hour interactive forum about patient safety will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time. This event is brought to you by RO-ILS to celebrate 10 years of operation! During this virtual conversation hour, attendees will discuss curated RO-ILS events in a small group and then debrief with safety experts. To facilitate diverse perspectives, all clinical roles, particularly radiation oncologists, dosimetrists and therapists are encouraged to participate! Register today and share with colleagues.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Edgewood is the first in Kentucky to earn APEx Accreditation
Congratulations to St. Elizabeth Healthcare – Edgewood for being the first practice in Kentucky to achieve accreditation through ASTRO's APEx - Accreditation Program for Excellence®. St. Elizabeth Healthcare has demonstrated they have policies and procedures that promote effective communication, coordinated treatment and willingness to engage patients and their families as partners in care. View a list of accredited facilities and contact ASTRO staff to learn about the new options for accreditation and why APEx is the right choice to accredit your radiation oncology practice.
New - 2024 eContouring for Gastrointestinal Cancer Webinar – Free to members-in-training
Registration is open for the 2024 eContouring for Gastrointestinal Cancer Webinar taking place June 18, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. This ASTRO Academy webinar, led by Ann Raldow, MD, offers access to hands-on contouring practice on real cases in addition to a live webinar with time for Q&A. ASTRO members receive a discount and members-in-training and international members-in-training can register for free. Free registration for residents is supported by the Radiation Oncology Institute's Juan A. del Regato Fund.
ASTRO-BCRF Radiation Oncology Visiting Away Rotations for medical students
Help us spread the word! The application period for medical students to apply to the 2024 ASTRO-BCRF Radiation Oncology Visiting Away Rotations program is open now through June 5. The program provides financial support to talented medical students from communities that are historically marginalized and/or underrepresented in medicine to participate in four-week clinical or research rotations. Learn more on program eligibility and how to apply.
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