RhMSUS™ Volunteer Opportunities

The ACR’s Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Certification in Rheumatology RhMSUS™ program could not and cannot exist without the time, effort, talent, and experience of its volunteer leadership and committee members. RhMSUS™ welcomes self-nominations or nominations from colleagues for a position on the Oversight Committee or Appeals Subcommittee. Most elected terms are four years with the opportunity to be re-appointed for one additional term.

RhMSUS™ Committees

Below are descriptions of the RhMSUS™ committees along with their current volunteers.

Oversight Committee

Volunteers

Coming soon

Roles

  • Develop, implement, and monitor fair and defensible eligibility requirements and certification and recertification policies and procedures
  • Review and approve all examination items
  • Review domains and tasks annually to ensure relevance/currency
  • Review testing data and make recommendations for research studies
  • Coordinate and appoint group and subcommittee members

Desired Expertise

  • Five+ years as an educator or direct supervisor

Time Commitments

  • Webinars, conference calls, and emails as needed
  • 30 – 50 hours spent on outside work
  • The committee does a fair amount of time-sensitive work via email, requiring that members be extremely responsive and able to work under short timeframes.

Appeals Subcommittee

Volunteers

Coming soon

Roles

  • Review candidates' appeals when candidates are not satisfied with the original decision of the certification
  • Make recommendations related to certification policies and procedures to oversight committee as needed

Desired Expertise

  • Comprehensive understanding of the ACR's certification policies and procedures

Time Commitments

  • Webinars, conference calls, and emails as needed
  • Members are "on call" for issues that arise requiring that members be extremely responsive and able to work under short timeframes

Examination Development: Item Development Group

Volunteers

Appointed by Oversight Committee

Roles

  • Write, review, and validate multiple-choice test items

Desired Expertise

  • Must have good understanding of the knowledge and skills required of the minimally competent professional and five+ years as an educator or direct supervisor
  • Skill in question writing is preferred

Time Commitments

  • Submission to item writing bank
  • Webinars, conference calls, and emails as needed

Examination Development: Review and Assembly Group

Volunteers

Appointed by Oversight Committee

Roles

  • Assemble examination forms according to the examination blueprint, following psychometric and editorial review of the multiple-choice test items

Desired Expertise

  • Must have good understanding of the knowledge and skills required of the minimally competent professional and five+ years as an educator or direct supervisor
  • Skill in question writing is preferred

Time Commitments

  • Webinars, conference calls, and emails as needed

Examination Development: Criterion Group

Volunteers

Appointed by Oversight Committee

Roles

  • Evaluate each test item according to its relevance and difficulty for the minimally-competent professional

Desired Expertise

  • Must have good understanding of the knowledge and skills required of the minimally competent professional and five+ years as an educator or direct supervisor

Time Commitments

  • Webinars, conference calls, and emails as needed

Examination Development: Job Analysis Group

Volunteers

Appointed by Oversight Committee

Roles

  • Evaluate each test prompt according to its relevance and difficulty for the minimally competent professional. Update as needed.

Desired Expertise

  • Must have good understanding of the knowledge and skills required of the minimally competent professional and five+ years as an educator or direct supervisor

Time Commitments

  • Webinars, conference calls, and emails as needed

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