|ACT Secretary Position|
Next available nomination - 2019
The Secretary is responsible for some correspondence with the examination candidates, potential candidates and Diplomates with the assistance from the office of the Executive Director. Communication between the Secretary and the ACT office is essential. The Secretary serves on the Certifying Examination Committee and as a liaison to the ACT Executive Board. The Secretary helps create and administer the Certifying Examination, informing candidates of their pass/fail status, and collating and disseminating analysis of the examination for unsuccessful candidates. There is a substantial time commitment involved in working on this committee. Members of the committee are assigned a number of essay and multiple choice questions to edit and review for correctness of content, wording and understandability (10-20 hours). The Secretary is strongly encouraged to become very familiar with details of the application process for the Certifying Examination and study through the mentorship, graduate or residency routes as described in the GIG on the ACT website (www.theriogenology.org). The Secretary is encouraged to become very familiar with the Constitution and By-Laws of the ACT available on the website. Finally, the Secretary and ACT office are responsible for helping complete the annual report to the American Board of Veterinary Specialties. This process is spearheaded by the ACT representative to ABVS, who may ask the Secretary to update information about the current examination process and candidate results.