General Information

Contact Information:

American Association for Women Radiologists
1891 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (703) 476-7650
Email: info@aawr.org

Membership:

Current Total Membership: 1,100

Benefits:

  • Networking with other women in radiology
  • Increased visibility of women in radiology
  • Representation on the ACR board
  • Sponsoring of activities that impact women in radiology
  • Mentoring program

Specific Activities:

  • Representation at national meetings
  • Lectures at AAWR luncheons
  • AAWR refresher course at RSNA
  • AAWR instructional course at ARRS

AAWR-Sponsored Projects:

  • AAWR Pocket Mentor Handbook (electronic only)
  • Policy Surveys on issues of importance to women radiologists
  • AAWR Pamphlet on Child Care (electronic only)

Awards and Recognition:

  • AAWR Marie Curie Award
  • AAWR Alice Ettinger Distinguished Achievement Award
  • AAWR Distinguished Resident Awards:Lucy Frank Squire Distinguished Resident Award in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Eleanor Montague Distinguished Resident Award in Radiation Oncology
  • AAWR Research and Education Foundation Professional Leadership Awards
  • AAWR Research and Education Foundation Certificates of Recognition
  • AAWR Breakfast for New ACR Fellows at ACR Annual Meeting

Research and Education Foundation:

The goal of the AAWR Research and Education Foundation is to provide Professional Leadership and Recognition Awards to AAWR members. The Foundation sponsors one junior and one senior AAWR member to attend the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Professional Development Seminars for Junior and Senior Women Faculty. The AAWR Recognition Awards are designed to acknowledge scientific presentations conducted by AAWR members that have been accepted by a national meeting, such as the RSNA, ASTRO and ARRS. The AAWR Research and Education Foundation thrives on donations from our members.

FAQs

What is AAWR?

The American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) is a professional organization for women radiologists established in 1981 with focus on:

  • Networking among women in radiology
  • Increasing visibility of women in radiology
  • Representation on the American College of Radiology board
  • Sponsoring of activities that impact women in radiology
  • Mentoring program to advance careers of women in radiology

Who is a radiologist and what training is required to become a radiologist?

radiologist is a physician who diagnoses diseases by obtaining and interpreting medical images. A radiologist correlates medical image findings with other examinations and tests, recommends further examinations or treatments, and confers with referring physicians (the doctors who send patients to the radiology department or clinic for testing). Radiologists also treat some diseases by means of radiation (radiation oncology) or minimally invasive, image-guided procedures (interventional radiology). Like other physicians, the radiologist must have graduated from an accredited medical school, passed a licensing examination, and completed at least 4 years of post-graduate medical education (residency). Radiologists are usually board certified, that is, have taken and passed an examination and thus approved to practice in the field by either the American Board of Radiology (for a medical doctor) or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology (for an osteopathic doctor).

To learn more about different professions in diagnostic radiology, career requirements and job opportunities visit the Professions in Radiology web page sponsored by the RSNA and ACR.