The department is an active supporter of the American College of Radiology (ACR) Pipeline Initiative of the Enhancement of Radiology (PIER), a program designed to increase exposure of medical students from diverse socioeconomic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds to the Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Radiation Oncology for the 2nd year in a row. In fact, this year, Dr. Kemi Babagbemi and Dr. Daniel Margolis are preceptors for a 1st year medical student (Tracy Kao) resulting in a ACR Case in Point on Vaginal Carcinoma. In addition, previous to that our affiliated faculty member, Dr. Kenny Nwawka from the Hospital for Special Surgery, participated as preceptor for two years in a row.
Furthermore, in 2018 Dr. McGinty was the first woman to be elected chair of the American College of Radiology’s board. Most recently, she launched a Radiology Health Equity Coalition to include all the major radiology societies with future plans to collaborate with other stakeholders including industry and policy partners. In addition, to raise awareness on this issue, she co-created programming at the ACR annual meeting on health equity as well as a webinar.