Since change is a constant in radiology, ongoing education, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and networking opportunities provide the foundation upon which to build a dynamic and secure future, while fostering innovation in our specialty.
Fairfax VA (PRWEB) January 27, 2016
Since the first vRad (Virtual Radiologic) Educational Scholarship was awarded in 2011, vRad’s support for the educational mission of the Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) has only grown. In 2016, six vRad Education Scholarships will be awarded.
The scholarships are made possible through the RBMA’s longtime partnership with vRad, the leading national teleradiology services and telemedicine company. Each scholarship covers meeting registration and travel costs of up to $1,500 for one of the three national meetings held by the RBMA in 2016.
“vRad’s partnership with the RBMA furthers our mission to help its 2,400 members enhance knowledge and understanding of the business of radiology,” said Benjamin W. Strong, MD (ABR, ABIM), vRad’s Chief Medical Officer. “Since change is a constant in radiology, ongoing education, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and networking opportunities provide the foundation upon which to build a dynamic and secure future, while fostering innovation in our specialty.”
Michael Mabry, Executive Director of the RBMA, added, “vRad's unwavering support says volumes about the value it places on education. Even through challenging economic times, vRad has continued to give back to the field of radiology through its partnership with the RBMA and the dozens of individual scholarships it has funded over the years. Scholarship winners frequently say how transformative the experience of attending a conference was for them and their careers, and we are so pleased to be working with vRad on extending this opportunity to six more RBMA members this year.”
“I can’t say thank you enough to both vRad and the RBMA for providing this opportunity to learn and share with my peers, and to bring back so many ideas and suggestions to continue to improve on what I already do,” recalled 2014 scholarship recipient Michelle R. Juette, CPC, RCC. “The educational and networking opportunities and contacts that I came away with are invaluable, and I look forward to seeing everybody at a future meeting.”
To be eligible for a 2016 vRad Educational Scholarship, an applicant must be a current RBMA member who has not attended a national RBMA meeting in the past three years. Application deadlines vary by which meeting the scholarship is being applied for. For 2016, they are as follows:
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Submit by: January 31
Submit by: February 28
Fall Educational Conference
Submit by: July 31
Full scholarship rules and a link to the online application form is posted at rbma.org/vrad/.
The Radiology Business Management Association (RBMA) is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. The RBMA has approximately 2,300 members involved in various management capacities in private practices, academic radiology groups, imaging centers and hospitals. The RBMA continues to be recognized as the leader for radiology-specific educational programs, products and services, publications and data.
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) is the leading national teleradiology services and telemedicine company with over 350 U.S. board-certified and eligible physicians, 75% of whom are subspecialty trained. Its clinical expertise and evidence-based insight help clients make better decisions about the health of their patients and their imaging services.
vRad interprets and processes patient imaging studies on the world’s largest and most advanced teleradiology PACS for 2,100+ client hospital, health system and radiology group facilities in all 50 states. The practice has 15 issued patents for innovation in telemedicine workflow, and is a recognized leader in imaging analytics and deep learning-assisted diagnostics. It is also a past winner of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation Award for Medical Imaging Analytics (North America). For more information, please visit http://www.vrad.com. Follow vRad on Twitter ,Facebook and LinkedIn.