The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists’ (O.S.R.T.) commitment to student professional growth and development is demonstrated through the O.S.R.T Student Director Program. The selected student director serves as an official voting member of the Board of Directors. The board strongly believes that students are the leaders of the future and the O.S.R.T. has a responsibility to help cultivate them as leaders.
The Student Director Application process is detailed below and the application must be submitted online no later than January 1 to be considered for selection. One student will be selected for the position to serve as a member of the board for one full year – from April to April. This period of service helps to facilitate strong relationships, a fundamental understanding of organizational operations, enhanced leadership skills, and a commitment to continued service to the profession. The selected student must also attend the O.S.R.T. Leadership Academy scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, 2021.
The student director will be assigned a mentor who is either an officer or committee chairperson. The mentor relationship offers opportunities for the student director to gain organizational and professional insights and provides a mechanism for valuable input on health policy issues, educational issues, and organizational operations that affect all medical imaging and radiologic science students and professionals in Ohio. Following the application deadline date, the board's executive committee reviews and ranks all applicants using a scoring rubric. The executive committee appoints the highest scoring applicant to serve as the student director, a voting member of the Board of Directors.
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Duties and Responsibilities
- Act as role model for all medical imaging/radiologic science students
- Serve as liaison between all medical imaging/radiologic science students and O.S.R.T.
- Encourage membership and participation in O.S.R.T. events and other professional organizations
- Keep informed of issues related to the profession and your assigned committee
- Attend and actively participate in committee meetings, Board of Director meetings, Leadership Acadmey, Annual Meeting, and any other meetings/activities as directed by your mentor or an O.S.R.T. officer
- Respond in a timely manner to communication from your mentor or any O.S.R.T. officer
- With support of your mentor, work to plan, attend and actively lead in the Student Open Forum at the Annual Meeting
- Contribute to O.S.R.T. publications as desired or directed by your mentor or an O.S.R.T. officer
- Orient and mentor the next student director once your appointmenty expires
- Develop and enhance professional leadership skills
- Active involvement in shaping the future of your profession
- Establish a network with state professional leaders
- Provide input and feedback regarding student issues relevant to the profession and the O.S.R.T.
- Receive complimentary Annual Meeting registration and one night’s lodging, admission to the Francine Todd Memorial Honors Banquet at the Annual Meeting, and a shirt identifying you as an O.S.R.T. Student Leader
- Receive reimbursement for travel expenses associated with committee duties
Expenses for which the Student Leader is Responsible
- Transportation to the Annual Meeting and Board of Director meetings
- Some meals during the Annual Meeting
- Enrolled and in good standing in a medical imaging/radiologic science program
- Enrolled in medical imaging/radiologic science program technical core courses
- Ability to serve from April to April
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Must be a Student Member of O.S.R.T. at the time of submitting the Student Leadership application. (NOT currently a student member of the O.S.R.T.? Click to join online before the deadline).
- The application must be submitted online by January 1 to be considered. When completing the personal statement do NOT use any identifiable information such as personal names; program, college, hospital, or university names; or any previous or current employer.
- The use of any identifiable information will result in the application not being considered. Proofread your personal statement prior to submission.
- Students and the Program Director will be notified of the student's acceptance status into the Leadership Program via email by January 31.
Application Check List
- O.S.R.T. student member
- Currently enrolled in medical imaging/radiologic science program
- Currently enrolled in medical imaging/radiologic science program technical core courses
- In good standing with the program
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Application completed and submitted by the January 1 deadline