CAR’s Membership Survey – The results are in and we listened

CAR’s Membership Survey – The results are in and we listened

CAR making headway based on member feedback

 

The CAR conducted a nation-wide survey of its members to evaluate overall performance and to seek feedback on the work we do on their behalf. As the national professional association, our overriding goal is to better serve our members, and all radiologists across Canada. The content of the survey covered broad topics pertaining to membership, quality assurance, health policy, advocacy, and continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.

We would like to thank all our members who responded, highlighting priorities in which they would like to see further improvement, so that the CAR can better meet their needs and better inform future association strategies. Here’s a look at what they had to say.

Career: National Radiology Job Site

Our members identified a need for a unifying national digital forum for job and fellowship opportunities. Recognizing that the CAR is well-suited to facilitate the creation of such a site and its national scope, we teamed up with the CAR Resident Section and Workopolis to create an e-community for career development and placement on the CAR website. As of December 1, 2016, the CAR proudly inaugurated its job website, RAD Careers.

Education: Improved Access to Annual Meeting

Our members further identified accessibility to the ASM as an area that needs improvement. The CAR is currently exploring options to make the ASM available through webinars, for example, so that members who are unable to travel will have access to important and exciting components of the meeting. Stay tuned for more information on this as it becomes available.

Advocacy: What is the CAR working on?

Some members mentioned that they were not aware of the CAR’s advocacy initiatives. In 2016, the CAR had a particular focus on advocacy: pre-budget submission, consultation with the Federal Standing Committee on Finance, and the CAR’s inaugural Day on the Hill. In order to increase awareness of these key activities, the CAR strengthened its communications to members through the implementation of a monthly eNewsletter (formerly distributed quarterly), more frequent email communications, and through the establishment of social media presence. CAR members are encouraged to follow us on Twitter and like our page on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our latest advocacy initiatives, as well as other CAR activities.

The CAR is dedicated to continuously improving its services to its members. A key element in meeting its members’ needs, is to know what those are in the first place. Whether through a future survey, or simply an email or call, we’d love to hear from you with your concerns or ideas. Contact us at info@car.ca or at 613-860-3111 ext. 0.

 

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