The Council of Diagnostic Imaging Residency Grant is available to any full-time radiology resident engaged in a Council-recognized program in any chiropractic college accredited by a chiropractic college accrediting agency recognized by the United States Government's Department of Education.
The Council considers a recognized residency program as one that is conducted by a college meeting the accreditation status described in the preceding paragraph. Additionally, the chairman of that college's radiology department and any designated supervisor of a diagnostic imaging resident must be Diplomates of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology or hold an equivalent status and be considered full-time faculty members of that chiropractic college. Also the Diagnostic Imaging Residency Program must be conducted in such a manner that the resident, upon completion of the program, will be eligible to take the examinations of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology.
A full-time resident is defined as a resident whose primary occupation is that of a Diagnostic Imaging Resident. The resident is expected to be working under the close supervision of the chiropractic college's radiology department chairman and/or other designated resident supervisor. The training is to be conducted on the college campus, or in other institutions affiliated with that college for the purpose of training diagnostic imaging residents, and is to cover a minimum time averaging 35 hours per week over a period of three (3) academic years. It is to be expected that a portion of the resident's time will be spent in teaching undergraduate classes with the chiropractic college and that for college administrative purposes; the resident may be considered a member of the college faculty. A full-time resident is not to be self-employed or otherwise employed in the general practice of chiropractic nor in any other occupation or business as a primary occupation.
Diagnostic Imaging residents applying for this Council's Grant-in-Aid must be members in good standing of this Council for at least one year preceding the date of the grant application. (Student memberships and/or General memberships will be given equal consideration under this requirement). Membership in this Council must be maintained throughout the tenure of the residency program to continue eligibility for the periodic grant payments; however, residents will be afforded the privilege of maintaining membership at the same dues rate as Student Membership.
Implied in this membership requirement is the further requirement that the resident must maintain in good standing, their membership with the American Chiropractic Association in accord with applicable ACA dues structures and/or membership categories.