Resident and Fellows — Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How do I become a member of the ARRS?
A: The ARRS is pleased to offer complimentary online membership to residents and fellows throughout the world until the completion of their training. You must complete a membership application, which may be done online or by using a downloadable application. The application must be completely filled out to be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing of membership applications submitted to the ARRS including those submitted online. Busy times of the year such as the month before and the month after the ARRS Annual Meeting or the time period from mid November through the end of the year will require the full 4 weeks for processing. Requests for applications to be processed in less than 4 weeks will not be granted as applications are processed in the order received. Those submitting Annual Meeting or Regional Symposia registrations with a membership application will be given priority.  

The contact information for the ARRS is:

Mail
ARRS
Membership Services
44211 Slatestone Court
Leesburg, VA 20176-5109

Telephone
From the United States and Canada: 866-940-2777
From outside the United States and Canada: 703-729-3353

FAX
703-729-4839

E-mail
membership@arrs.org  

Q: Are there specific join dates to become a member of the ARRS?
A:
No, you may join anytime. The ARRS welcomes membership applications throughout the year.

Q: What does ARRS membership include for residents and fellows?
A: Membership benefits include:

  • ARRS SHERPA® 
  • ARRS Goldminer® CME
  • Prestigious, monthly imaging journal – American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)
  • CME and SA-CME credits offered in every issue of the AJR  
  • Online CME credits/SA-CME credits/PQI educational offerings
  • Online ARRS Lifelong Learning CME/Self Assessment Tracker
  • ARRS InPractice news magazine
  • ARRS InPractice Insight e-newsletter
  • AJR InBrief e-newsletter
  • Relevant and timely member e-alerts
  • ARRS Annual Meeting
  • ARRS Regional Symposia
  • ARRS Web Lectures
  • ARRS Online Courses
  • Professional committees & volunteer opportunities
  • ARRS Career Center
  • ARRS GoldMiner®
  • Awards & Recognition Programs
  • ARRS social media including Twitter and Facebook

Q: Do I receive anything once I join the ARRS?
A: You will receive an email from the ARRS Membership Services Team with your 6-digit member ID number and directions to access your AJR Online member account. This member number will also give you access to the member only areas of the ARRS website. Your ARRS member card will be mailed to you.

Q: I am a current ARRS member going from residency into a fellowship. Can I continue my complimentary membership?
A: Yes, once you have informed the ARRS of your fellowship and any change in address and contact information. Log into the ARRS website. Once you have logged in, use this link, http://cf.arrs.org/Membership/contfreemem/index.cfm, to update your membership information. You may also email your fellowship information (institution name, begin and end date of your fellowship, type of fellowship, name and contact information of department chair or program director) and new contact information to the ARRS Membership Services Team at membership@arrs.org. Your membership record will be updated accordingly to ensure your continued complimentary membership during fellowship training.

Q: How do I continue my membership beyond training?
A:
The ARRS very much wants you to continue your membership beyond training. You will receive email and written correspondence from the ARRS months before your training ends informing you of your membership options beyond training. Any questions should be directed to the ARRS Membership Services Team at membership@arrs.org or by calling 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353.

Q: How do I log into the ARRS website?
A: When you initially login to the ARRS website, use the first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name with your six-digit ARRS member ID number. Your password is your six-digit ARRS member ID number. Please capitalize your initials when you type your login. For example, John Smith with an ARRS member ID number of 123456 would login with:

Login: JS123456
Password: 123456

If you do not know your six-digit ARRS member ID number, click here.

Q: How may I locate my ARRS member number?
A: Your six-digit ARRS member ID number may be found on your ARRS member card and the mailing label of your ARRS InPractice magazine. You may also retrieve your member number by clicking here. It may also be obtained by contacting the ARRS Membership Services Team at 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 or email at membership@arrs.org. Your ARRS member number is always a six-digit number.

Q: How do I access the AJR Online?
A: AJR Online, the official journal of record for the ARRS, provides full content to ARRS members 24 hours a day. On March 1, 2013, a new AJR Online site launched at www.ajronline.org. Your ARRS member login and password replaced any separate logins and passwords you have previously used at www.ajronline.org. If you do not remember your login information, go to www.arrs.org. You may retrieve your ARRS member/customer number by clicking on login the the upper right-hand corner. The ARRS encourages you to sign up for e-alerts. The Email Alert service notifies registered users via email when new content is made available on the site. The ARRS Membership Services Team may also assist you at 866-940-2777; 703-729-3353 or membership@arrs.org.

Q: What if I do not remember my ARRS login or password?
A:
Go to www.arrs.org and click on login in the right-hand corner. Click on "Forgot your login and/or password". Enter your email address and click "Submit". Your password will be emailed to you. You may also call the ARRS Member Services Team at 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 or email membership@arrs.org to request your password be reset to your ARRS login or ARRS member number. You can reset your password the next time you log into the ARRS Website.

Q: How can I access ARRS SHERPA®?
A: To access ARRS SHERPA®, go to http://sherpa.arrs.org/. You will then login using your ARRS login and password. Once you have logged in, click on the Dashboard tab to begin. You start by completing a short profile to aid ARRS SHERPA® in selecting questions most appropriate for your practice. ARRS SHERPA® helps you to identify your knowledge gaps and guides you to educational resoures tailored specifically to fill those gaps.

Q: How do I access ARRS Goldminer® CME?
A: To access ARRS Goldminer® CME go to http://goldminer.arrs.org/login.php?ReturnPage=http://goldminer.arrs.org/cme.php. You will then login using your ARRS login and password. With your ARRS membership, your GoldMiner research can be claimed for continuing medical education (CME) credit.

Q: What happens if I let my membership expire?
A: If your membership has lapsed for more than 12 months, you must reapply for membership per the ARRS Bylaws.

Q: I received a member dues invoice but I am still in training. What do I need to do?
A: Please provide a letter from your program director or department chair with the name and contact information of the institution where you are completing your training, begin and end dates of your residency or fellowship and the specialty you are studying within radiology. This letter may be emailed to membership@arrs.org or faxed to 703-729-4839, Attn: ARRS Membership Services Team. Once the ARRS has received your current information, your membership record will be updated and you will continue as an in-training member until your residency or fellowship ends.

Q: How can I get more involved with the ARRS?
A:
The ARRS encourages all of its members to get involved. Volunteers are the foundation of ARRS and allow the society to ensure its mission and strategic initiatives are achieved. Click here to review volunteer opportunities with the ARRS and complete a volunteer form.

Q: I'm moving. How do I let the ARRS know my new address and contact information?
A: Update your membership information by logging into the ARRS website. Once you have logged in, click on "My Profile" and then click on Update Profile. You may also email your old and new contact information (address, telephone, fax, and email for both your home and work addresses) along with an indication of what address you want used for mailings and what address you want used for billing to the ARRS Membership Services Team at membership@arrs.org. Your membership record will be updated accordingly to ensure you continue to receive all of your ARRS correspondence.

Q: What are the dates and locations of the upcoming ARRS Annual Meetings?
A:
The following ARRS annual meetings have been scheduled:

  • April 19–24, 2015, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada
  • April 17–22, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
  • April 30–May 5, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
  • April 22–April 27, 2018, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC

Q. How do I submit an abstract for the ARRS 2015 annual meeting?
A:
The ARRS abstract submission site opens July 15 and closes September 15.

Q. What is the Case-Based Imaging Review course?
A:
This multi-day comprehensive review course is designed for residents and practicing radiologists with an interest in a review of diagnostic imaging cases representing a wide array of specialty areas. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. detect, comprehensively assess and correctly diagnosis various conditions and diseases from 11 radiology subspecialties;
  2. identify and recommend the most advantageous imaging modality or interventional technique for cases encountered in their practice; and
  3. describe the distinguishing characteristics that aid in pinpointing the correct diagnosis of cases that are imaged in practice.

The next course is scheduled during the ARRS 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto, ON, Canada, April 22-24. Registration for the meeting opens mid-December. All current information on the ARRS Annual Meeting and other Symposia offered by the ARRS may be found in the meetings section of the ARRS Website or by writing to meeting@arrs.org.

Q. What is Approach to Diagnosis: A Case-Based Imaging Review workbook?
A:
This workbook is a companion publication for the Case-Based Imaging Review course. It is also a separate book available for purchase. Each workbook includes more than 330 challenging diagnostic radiology cases covering 11 broad categories of disease and technology. Readers indicate these are excellent, focused and easy to read review case workbooks. ARRS In-training members receive significant discounts when purchasing these workbooks at www.arrs.org.

Q: I understand the ARRS occasionally rents mailing lists to companies with radiology related products and services. How do I set up my membership account to exclude me from such lists?
A: On the membership application, you may designate that you do not wish to be included on these rental lists. If you are already a member, email membership@arrs.org or call the ARRS Membership Services Team at 866-940-2777 or 703-729-3353 and the staff will make the change to your membership record.

Q: What is The Roentgen Fund® and how may I donate to it?
A: The mission of The Roentgen Fund® is to promote and support the educational, scientific and research programs of the ARRS. The Roentgen Fund® welcomes and encourages donations, gifts, and bequests. Donations by individuals are deductible as charitable gift contributions. Click here for additional information about The Roentgen Fund®, or email rfund@arrs.org.

Q: Does the ARRS have chapters?
A: No, the ARRS does not have state or local chapters.