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SCARD STATEMENT ON PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

The Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD), as stated in our bylaws, advances the art and science of radiology by the development of policies and initiatives essential for the success of the clinical, research and educational missions of radiology and imaging sciences 1. Faculty wellbeing and diversity with inclusion are necessary for this success. Supported parental leave is not only about health and wellness, it also about equity and creation of an inclusive environment. It is recognized that there are alternative family structures beyond the traditional mother as the primary caregiver, and our policies must support this. Moreover, if we as leaders truly intend to address and eradicate inequities, we must adopt more inclusive policies. SCARD members support the American Association for Women Radiologists and pledge to strive for departmental, institutional, and organizational change that provides 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible* faculty members of all genders.

*Defined per the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

  1. Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments Bylaws. Accessed October, 2018. http://www.scardweb.org/-/media/Files/SCARD/About/bylaws/2012-bylaws.ashx);


2018 SCARD FELLOWSHIP POLICY

The primary goal of this policy is to establish a uniform date for interviews and acceptances that will allow radiology residents sufficient time to experience all of Radiology sub-specialties before choosing one for their career. 

For Match Programs:

Match Programs

Timeline

Important Dates

Interview Embargo Dates

Interviews may begin

December 1

Interviews completed

March 31

NRMP Dates

Match Day

June 13 (as determined by the NRMP)

 

For Non Match Programs:

Non Match Programs

Timeline

Important Dates

Interview Embargo Dates

Interviews may begin

December 1

 

Interviews completed

March 31

Acceptance Embargo Date

No fellowship may offer acceptances before this date

December 1

 

  1. All fellowship programs – match and non-match must
    1. Abide by the December 1 embargo date for interviews.
      1. Exception—internal candidates, international candidates, military candidates, and spouses are excluded from the embargo date timeline
    2. Stop interviewing by March 31 to avoid conflict with Core Exam studying.

  2. Instituted for fellowships beginning July 2021. Therefore interviews will not begin before December 1, 2019 for positions starting in July 2021.

  3. Repercussions: Compliance with this initiative will be considered when choosing members for leadership positions in SCARD

 

POLICY FOR ACCESS TO THE SCARD MAILING/EMAIL LIST

MAILING LIST USE

  • Members may use the SCARD mailing list at no charge, to send information that will be of interest and use to the members. Examples:

    • Announce availability of faculty positions
    • Announce availability of fellowship positions
    • Send not-for-profit meeting announcements
    • Conduct surveys
    • Requests for help           

  • Members may use the SCARD mailing list at cost of $275.00, to send information that will be of interest and use to the members but from which the member may receive a profit. Examples: 
    • Announce publication of textbook
    • Announce a for-profit meeting/course

  • Non-members may not use the SCARD mailing list.

  • In recognition of the purposes shared with SCARD, upon approval, these organizations may have access to the SCARD Mailing list at no charge: NIH, ACR, ACRIN, the Academy of Radiology Research and AUR and its related organizations.

  • Other organizations may submit a written request, including samples of the item to be mailed, to the SCARD office. If approved, the cost is $275.00 for one-time use of the SCARD membership list.
  • Commercial enterprises wishing to have access to the member list may submit the message or material they wish distributed for review by the president. If the use is approved, the cost is $1,000.00.

  • Submitting a survey for approval and distribution to SCARD members indicates the applicant’s agreement to post results for a survey to the Members Only section of SCARD’s website.

    All requests to use the mail list are reviewed by the President prior to distribution of message.

E-MAIL LIST USE

  • Members may use the SCARD e-mail list at no charge, to send information that will be of interest and use to the members. Examples:

  • In recognition of the purposes shared with SCARD, upon approval, these organizations may have access to the SCARD email list at no charge: NIH, ACR, ACRIN, the Academy of Radiology Research and AUR and its related organizations.

  • Non-Members may not use the SCARD e-mail list

  • Commercial enterprises wishing to have access to the e-mail list may submit the message or material they wish distributed for review by the president. If the use is approved, the cost is $1,000.00.
  • Submitting a survey for approval and distribution to SCARD members indicates agreement to post the survey’s results to the Members Only section of SCARD’s website.

All requests to use the email list are reviewed by the President prior to distribution of message. 

Updated November 2017