The spirit of volunteerism has changed from the baby boomers to Gen Xers, but the need has not. As professional associations and organizations evolve, the need for volunteers continues. Because fellows-in-training are new to rheumatology as well as the ACR, they bring a unique perspective to their volunteer roles.
If you are a fellow (or know a fellow) who is ready to make a difference, consider joining the Committee on Training and Workforce Issues Fellows Subcommittee. The subcommittee focuses on issues important to fellows-in-training, such as educational programming designed for fellows and mentoring graduating fellows about career choices and work-life balance. In addition, subcommittee members are invited to serve on one of eight ACR standing committees, where they are exposed to the kinds of issues they are likely to experience once they become practicing rheumatologists.
Nominate a fellow to serve on the Fellows Subcommittee. Nominations will be accepted August 6 through September 7. For details on the nomination process, contact LaTanya Batts at [email protected] or (404) 633-3777 ext. 812.