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Level 4: Member Engagement Opportunities

Ways To Get Involved with Your Academy

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Activities involve significant time and participation. Opportunities at this level include involvement at the leadership level in one of our Sections or Committees, developing content for educational products, or participating on a panel charged with developing clinical practice guidelines.
 



Levels2-4HeadsJoin the Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research (CHEER) Network (Level  2, Level 3, Level 4)
Sign up for CHEER, our research training network, which is open to both community and academic sites that want to become educated and active in research. We offer annual research training for support staff.

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Levels2-4HeadsRepresent Your State Society and Board of Governors (Level  2, Level 3, Level 4)
Established in 1982 as a grassroots member network, the BOG functions as an advisory body to the Board of Directors (BOD) and the AAO-HNS membership. In addition, the BOG acts as an avenue of communication for the BOD. It is made up of local, state, regional, and national otolaryngology—head and neck surgery societies from around the United States. The BOG plays a vital role in the Academy and in the specialty to identify and respond to issues that confront otolaryngologists and their patients. These issues include legislative and regulatory proposals at the local, state, and federal levels; as well as socioeconomic and public relations matters. Members of this grassroots network are typically community practitioners in the ENT field.

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Levels2-4HeadsSection for Residents and Fellows (Level  2, Level 3, Level 4)
All Academy resident members and fellows-in-traning are automatically members of this section. Since 2000, the SRF has given this group of members a voice in determining the course of their profession while still in training. This allows residents to run for office, vote in the election of SRF officers, and propose resolutions for the Section to vote and act on.

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Levels2-4HeadsVolunteer with a Humanitarian Mission (Level  2, Level 3, Level 4)
Humanitarian work includes a wide range of opportunities to bring improved medical care or education to underserved populations. You can volunteer to work at a local free clinic, provide head and neck cancer screenings at a health fair, visit a Native American reservation, or provide financial and moral support to residents and other otolaryngology—head and neck surgeons who do humanitarian work. You can also take part in a medical mission in the developing world, joining teams that specialize in cleft lip/palate, head and neck cancer, pediatrics, plastic reconstructive surgery, otology, thyroid care, or general otolaryngology.

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Levels2-4HeadsWomen in Otolaryngology Section (Level  2, Level 3, Level 4)
Created in 2010, the section for Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) offers women otolaryngologists the chance to strengthen career support systems and skills through networking events, professional development, and mentoring programs. WIO supports women otolaryngologists by identifying and addressing their needs, fostering their development, and cultivating women as leaders in the specialty.

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Levels2-4HeadsWrite for the Bulletin (Level  2, Level 3, Level 4)
Our highly ranked, award-winning monthly news magazine, the Bulletin, brings members timely, trusted insights on clinical developments, quality and safety, socioeconomic issues, practice management tips, and translational research. Do you have a topic or a series you think would benefit our members? We would love to hear from you!

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Levels3-4Heads-(2)Become a Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Study Section Reviewer of Research Grant Applications (Level 3, Level 4)
The CORE Study Section meets every March in Dallas, TX, to review approximately 150 research grant applications for the AAO-HNSF and its participating sub-specialty societies. The Study Section is made up of three subcommittees including Head & Neck, Otology, and General Otolaryngology (e.g., Rhinology, Facial Plastics). Reviewers are responsible for reviewing 6-9 NIH-style grant applications, providing written critiques for each, and participating in the in-person review. All expenses are covered by the AAO-HNSF or one of the participating sub-specialty societies. In an effort to train our young physicians, six positions are annually reserved for new residents. Interested members should submit a copy of their CV to ResearchQIDept@entnet.org.

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Levels3-4Heads-(2)Review Journal Articles and Manuscripts (Level 3, Level 4)
Reviewers for the journal Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery develop critical thinking skills that improve research, teaching, and clinical care. Star reviewers critique multiple manuscripts each year, providing informed and insightful comments that enhance journal content. Reviewers are eligible for three continuing medical education credits for each accepted review.

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Levels3-4Heads-(2)Submit research grant applications to the Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (Level 3, Level 4)
Obtain funding for 1) support of your research; 2) a systematic review that addresses needs identified by our Foundation’s Outcomes, Research and
Evidence-based Medicine Committee (OREBM); or 3) a study to address the research gaps identified in one of the Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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Level4HeadLend Your Expertise and Develop or Review Educational Content (Level 4)
Education is a cornerstone of the value we offer our members. AAO-HNSF produces a wealth of educational publications, products, and services by members, for members. These include the AcademyU® online courses, Clinical Otolaryngology Online, Home Study Course, Patient Management Perspectives in Otolaryngology, Coding and Reimbursement Workshops, and the Primary Care Otolaryngology ebook. You can help develop these offerings by serving on our Foundation’s education committees. Opportunities to share your expertise by authoring and reviewing content, influencing the quality of patient care through education, and interacting with your colleagues are just a few of the rewards of serving on a Foundation Education Committee.

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