With a group for your organization, you can have your own member forum for your department, a box to post announcements and other widgets and the ability to easily contact all of your members at once using the 'Send Message to Members' tool. This is great for important department announcements and informational messages, essentially a free privately managed mailing list management platform.
It's easy to set up a group:
1. Go to http://www.radRounds.com/groups
2. Click the 'Create a New Group' link on the left side or go directly to http://www.radRounds.com/groups/group/new.
3. Enter your group's name (such as 'XYZ Radiology Department'), a short description, a custom logo/avatar, choose a custom address (such as www.radRounds.com/group/myradDepartment), and then you can also add a link to your department under 'External Website'
4. Select your Privacy Setting. You can enable your group to be open to all users OR ONLY to those members you invite, thus ensuring only approved users can participate. You can also control who can invite other members and how.
Use the 'Invite More Friends' link on your group page to start inviting members to join. New members will have to fill out a basic free radRounds profile but have total control over what information they provide beyond a login name.
Have other ideas for groups for your specialty, interest or research?
There is a rapidly growing number of groups on radRounds, covering just about every specialty and interest as a radiologist or imaging expert. So check them out now and join some at http://www.radRounds.com/groups