Policies

SCARD STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONALISM

We, the members of SCARD, believe that every member of our many organizations should be valued and feel included. All voices should be heard.

To assure a collaborative and inclusive culture, radiologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists should conduct themselves in a professional manner, respecting all individuals, including patients and colleagues, and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. We welcome all members. We shall not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, language, religion, marital or parental status, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.

While we embrace free speech and the power of open discourse and debate during our professional society meetings and on social media platforms, we do not condone any forms of harassment, bullying behaviors, or speech that marginalizes or attacks others.

By upholding this endorsed Statement of Professionalism, we promise to treat each human being with steadfast dignity, kindness and respect at all times so that our central mission remains focused on providing exceptional, compassionate care for all.

Code of Conduct, Adopted (10/2019)

 

SCARD COVID POLICY

SCARD meeting attendees agree to comply with all health and safety measures, rules or regulations that may be required at the time of the annual meeting by state or local laws, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, or SCARD at the SCARD 2021 meeting. Meeting attendees understand that failure or refusal to comply with safety rules and measures may result in being prohibited from participating in SCARD 2021.

 

SCARD FALL MEETING ATTENDANCE POLICY

In order to preserve the purpose, goals, and nature of engagement in the SCARD annual Fall Meeting, attendance shall be limited to radiology department chairs who are members or who are eligible for membership, in addition to their radiology department senior business officer. 

Radiology vice-chairs and other faculty are invited to attend the SCARD Leadership and Management Course and SCARD programming at AUR. 

Approved October, 2019

 

2021 SCARD FELLOWSHIP POLICY

SCARD is pleased to announce the continuation of our fellowship embargo program. The program has been extremely successful in meeting its objectives of improving the fairness of the fellowship application process and providing our residents more time to experience all of Radiology sub-specialties before choosing their future career. In order to maintain flexibility, sub-specialties can either utilize the match or comply with the embargo dates. Based on feedback from many of you, below are the guidelines for this coming year.

  1. Interviews- All interviews should be virtual.
  2. Dates
    1. Aug 1 – First day to accept applications
    2. Aug 1 – Open house webinars can begin
    3. Nov 1 – First day of interviews
    4. March 31 – Last day of interviews.
  3. Offers can be made on the day of the interview but programs cannot send out more offers than they have spots to fill.
  4. All candidates have a 1 week grace period to accept any offer.
  5. Exceptions to the embargo:
    1. Applicants whose spouse/domestic partner is also applying for a medical fellowship in the same year.
    2. Internal candidates
    3. Military candidates.
    4. International candidates – international candidates are defined as applicants from programs that are neither ACGME or RCPS programs(i.e. Canadian applicants are NOT excluded from the embargo.)
  6. Specialties that have the Match should participate for all external candidates and are strongly encouraged to participate for internal candidates as well. If a program chooses not to participate in a match for an external applicant, no offer to a candidate can be made until 12 weeks prior to the match date.
  7. Neuro-interventional programs are excluded from this proposal as many are not under the direction of Radiology

To summarize the important dates for both match and non-match programs:

  1. For sub-specialties that participate in the match:
  2. Match Programs

    Timeline

    Important Dates

    Applications  Applications may be accepted beginning August 1, 2021

    Interview Embargo Dates

    Interviews may begin

    November 1, 2021

    Interviews completed

    March 31, 2022

    NRMP Dates

    Match Day

    To be determined by the NRMP

     

  3. For sub-specialties that do not participate in the match:
  4. Non Match Programs

    Timeline

    Important Dates

    Applications  Applications may be accepted beginning August 1, 2021

    Interview Embargo Dates

    Interviews may begin

    November 1, 2021

    Interviews completed

    March 31, 2022

    Acceptance Embargo Date

    No fellowship may offer acceptances before this date

    November 1, 2021

    Grace Period  7 days between the offer and the need for the applicant to either accept or decline the offer  

This proposal is supported by the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, the Association of Program Directors in Interventional Radiology, the Society of Skeletal Radiology, the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the American Society of Emergency Radiology, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Society for Pediatric Radiology, and the Society of Abdominal Radiology.  

 

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);

 

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.

  • 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:
    • Announce availability of faculty positions
    • Announce availability of fellowship positions
    • Send not-for-profit meeting announcements
    • Conduct surveys
    • Requests for help
  • 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
  • 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 October 2020