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August 2014


Congratulations go out to both Sylvia Zavatchen and Joey Stuckelman. They recently had a workshop submission accepted by ACGME for the 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The workshop “Podcasting: Using web technology to teach and unify program coordinators” and will be a part of the Coordinators Forum. Sylvia is the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Coordinator at Cleveland Clinic and Joseph serves as the Academic Program Coordinator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Congratulations are also in order for Mandy Velligan. She was asked to speak at the Basics of Accreditation for New Program Coordinators Workshop for ACGME on August 18, 2014. She will speak on the yearly schedule of a program coordinator including every day responsibilities and their role in the NAS.

May 2014

New TAGME Certified Coordinators

Congratulations to the two newly TAGME certified coordinators! Both sat for and passed the Spring 2014 assessment:

  • Sally Jones, C-TAGME - University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY
  • Joseph Stuckelman, C-TAGME - Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

March 2014

Congratulations to Marleen Viola, who recently received the inaugural Program Coordinator of the Year Award for 2013 at Eastern Virginia Medical School on December 17, 2013.

Congratulations are due again to Marleen for the acceptance of a workshop presentation at the 2014 ACGME Annual Educational Conference. The workshop is titled “Redesigning a Leadership Structure for Program Coordinators to Meet the Needs of the Next Accreditation System“. Marleen has also agreed to give a shortened version of her presentation to us at AUR this year.

August 2013

APCR Announces Google Drive

APCR members can now share documents such as evaluations, policies, presentation, etc. with other members on the APCR Google Drive. Instructions are contained in a Word document, "How to access the APCR GoogleDrive", on the opening page at APCR drive.google.com.

May 2013

Join Us on LinkedIn

APCR is happy to announce a closed group for APCR members only named “Radiology Program Coordinators” has been created in LinkedIn. If you wish to join the group, please go to www.linkedin.com and create a profile. Once your profile has been created, search for the group “Radiology Program Coordinators” and ask to join. When creating your profile, please be sure to include your photo. We hope that you will join the group and find this tool helpful.

February 8, 2013

Congratulations to APCR members Dora Miller (University of Washington) and Mandy Velligan (University of Chicago)!

Their abstract, To Skype or Not to Skype: That Is the Question, has been accepted and will be presented as a poster at the upcoming 2013 AUR meeting in Los Angeles. Please visit their poster presentation on April 11th from 7:00-8:15am.

May 1, 2010

Congratulations to Lois Shuman!

Lois is the 2nd author of a book chapter on resident recruitment. The chapter was co-authored by a faculty member, coordinator, and resident in radiology, with perspectives from three different angles. The book was published in March 2010.

Gunderman R, Shuman L, Moore L. Resident Recruitment and Selection. In: Van Deven T, Chhem R and Hibbert K. The Practice of Radiology Education. New York, NY: Springer; 2010: 213-217.

Click here to read all about it!

September 3, 2009


We are extremely proud to announce that the APCR Certification Task Force Group has successfully completed the assessment tools for Diagnostic Radiology and these have been accepted by TAGME! Radiology coordinators will be able to sit for TAGME certification this coming spring during the AUR meeting scheduled for March 23 – 25, 2010, in San Diego, California. The certification assessment will take place the day before the meeting actually begins which would be on March 22.

There is also an open assessment site which will have a number of clinical specialties administering their assessment tools and is a convenient alternative to those who may not be able to make the March 22 trip to San Diego. The open assessment site is in Chicago, IL and will take place on April 10, 2010.

For additional information and application process, please visit TAGME’s website at www.tagme.org or feel free to contact Gloria Jorge at gjorge@chpnet.org or 212-420-5665.

As we have always emphasized, TAGME certification is VOLUNTARY. APCR members are under no obligation to seek certification status.

April 14, 2009

Congratulations to the Professional Planning Committee for their poster, Recruitment Guidelines Using ACGME Competencies or How to Select a Candidate in Six Easy Steps. We are pleased to announce that they WON AN AWARD at the CGEA Meeting!


Best RIME new investigator - Dora Thompson, Recruitment Guidelines Using ACGME Competencies or How to Select a Candidate in Six Easy Steps
Note: (RIME=Research In Medical Education)

Thanks to all members of the Committee, and especially to Dora Miller and to Lois Shuman for representing the Professional Development Committee and the APCR at the CGEA meeting. We are all very proud!!

February 11, 2009

Congratulations to the Professional Development Committee!!

Recruitment Guidelines Using ACGME Competencies, or, How to Select a Candidate in Six Easy Steps, authored by Dora Thompson, Lois Shuman, Jill Philp, and Linda Galante
has been accepted as a poster presentation at the two meetings listed below:

CGEA (Central Group on Educational Affairs) Spring Meeting, Rochester, MN
March 26-28, 2009

(CGEA is a Regional Group of the Association of American Medical Colleges)

Dora Miller and Lois Shuman will be presenting the poster at this meeting.

AUR 57th Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA
May 12-15, 2009

Our own meeting in Arlington!

September 19, 2007

Congratulations to Dianna Otterstad on the publication of her book, The Residency Coordinator's Handbook.

Click here to read about it!

"This handbook and CD-ROM (published by HCPro, Inc.) is a comprehensive yet concise resource that new and experienced program coordinators in all specialties can use to confidently rise to the challenge of their position. This easy-to-reference handbook, written by a coordinator with over 25 years of experience and still at the job today, guides coordinators through even the most complex requirements. This handbook is the definitive guide to residency program management."