Radiology Student Selected for Leadership Program

Radiology Student Selected for Leadership Program

Rachel Whatley, a radiologic technology student at Midwestern State University, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists' (ASRT) 2013 Student Leadership Development Program.

Whatley was one of 61 students chosen from more than 130 entries submitted by radiologic science students from around the country. As part of the application process, students were required to write a 500-700 word essay on how they expect to grow professionally by participating in the program.

Whatley will receive an expense-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting June 13-16, in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, she will attend two educational courses specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the House of Delegates meeting.

"I am very excited to be representing Midwestern State University at the Annual ASRT Student Leadership Development Program," Whatley said. "The faculty at MSU has been extremely supportive of my desire to be involved in our professional societies, and I would like to thank them for making it possible for me to attend several conferences this year. I would not be attending the ASRT Student Leadership Development Program in Albuquerque without their support."

"The Student Leadership Development Program gives medical imaging and radiation therapy students the opportunity to experience firsthand how the ASRT governance process works," said ASRT President Donna L. Thaler Long. "While in Albuquerque, students will participate in educational activities, network with radiology leaders and learn from seasoned radiologic technologists. It's a great way for students to get involved early and jumpstart their careers."

The ASRT represents 150,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The Society also provides radiologic technology students with the tools, services and support they need to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy. The Society is the largest radiologic science association in the world. Its mission is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care.

For more information about the ASRT and opportunities for radiologic science students, visit