Vice Chair for Education: Twelve Roles to Provide a Framework for Success

Tara M. Catanzano, Priscilla Slanetz, Pamela W. Schaefer, Alison L. Chetlen, David M. Naeger, Tan Lucien Mohammed, Vikas Agarwal, Mark E. Mullins

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Rationale and Objectives: An increase in the administrative work in our healthcare system has led to an increase in the number of administrative positions in radiology departments. Many of these are Vice Chair roles, including Vice Chair for Education (VCEd). The responsibility of this position has expanded, often far beyond the original definition. This article defines the role and expectations of the Vice Chair for Education and provides suggestions for success. Materials and Methods: This article will review 12 vital roles that a Vice Chair for Education must play to be an effective advocate for radiology education within a department. Results: Key attributes of an educational leader are delineated, divided into 12 areas or roles. Conclusion: This article summarizes key leadership skills needed by Vice Chairs for Education in order for them to be effective in their role.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1017
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic Radiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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