The session moderator is fundamental to create not just a webinar, but an engaging virtual classroom. The responsibilities for the moderator include encouraging written questions from the participating clinics, as well as facilitating pauses during the educator's presentation for clarification and to field questions. They also engage the audience by sending personal messages through the Zoom chat, which makes centers feel like they are active participants. The moderator can participate in 1 or more sessions during the curriculum, as the schedule is available in advance. They are usually experienced individuals in the radiation oncology field, such as a resident, medical physicist, or oncologist. Below is a graphic entailing the duties of a session moderator:
The session host is fundamental for the session to run smoothly. The responsibilities for the host include logging onto Zoom fifteen minutes prior to the start of the session to start the call, recording each session and uploading the recording to YouTube to create a playlist for each curriculum. They also take attendance on each call to regularly update on the curriculum's spreadsheet, and mute noisy microphones throughout the session to create a lecture-style environment. The host is usually a pre-medical or medical student interested in learning more about radiation oncology, who volunteers their time with RCC.
The course director is an advanced role with substantial responsibilities to ensure the highest quality education and training experience is provided. For inquiries regarding this position, please contact us.