Apply your skills, interests and ideas to enhance the ACR’s Continuing Assessment Review Evaluation (CARE) program. Designed for self-study at an individual’s own pace, the CARE modules provide questions on a wide range of rheumatology clinical practice topics, allowing rheumatologists to review fundamental concepts and learn important new advances in the field. Serving as a CARE Question Writer enables you to have direct input into and help shape this important educational activity.
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It is not only the ACR that reaps the benefit of your service—you benefit as well. Serving as a CARE Question Writer provides an opportunity for networking and collaborating with professional colleagues from diverse geographic locations and practice settings. And for those who may be interested in serving in other volunteer roles with the ACR in the future, it’s a great way to learn from the inside about the organization’s operation.
CARE Question Writers strengthen their own medical knowledge through conducting literature reviews, and gain insights that will help in their own daily practice. Here are some additional tangible benefits:
- Obtain a Letter of Recognition to your employer (by request);
- Earn CME credits and MOC points for your participation;
- Access CARE 2018 free of charge; and
- Receive an honorarium per question written.
Recent CARE Question Writers shared the following comments about their experience:
“Working on CARE is one of the best experiences I’ve had. You get to learn more than anybody who takes the module, and it is about as fun as an educational experience can be!” —Mark C. Fisher, MD
“Participation as a CARE writer is my favorite CME activity. I learn a lot, and I enjoy networking with my friends and colleagues. Understanding how to construct good questions also makes you a better test taker. I highly recommend it.” —Deana M. Lazaro, MD
“My participation in the CARE process has helped me become a more complete clinician–educator. The process of designing a question to address an important clinical issue is an excellent way to refine my medical knowledge and improve my teaching and question-writing skills at the same time. The feedback and discussion that are part of the process further enhance the educational experience.” —Christopher Wise, MD
Apply now to participate with the ACR in this vital and instructive activity. For more information on how to apply, contact the ACR education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-633-3777 x338.