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Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0363-0188(19)30015-5. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2019.02.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Transitioning From Radiology Training to Academic Faculty: The Importance of Mentorship.

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1
Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
2
Department of Radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL.
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Department of Radiology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
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Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Springfield, MA.
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Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
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Department of Radiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC.
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Department of Radiology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI.
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Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; Veteran's Health Administration-Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Geriatric Research, Education Clinical Center, Nashville, TN.
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Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
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Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. Electronic address: carolynn.debenedectis2@umassmemorial.org.

Abstract

Transitioning from radiology residency to academic faculty presents many challenges. In this review, we discuss the importance of introspection and mentorship to successfully navigate this process. Key points include alignment of goals with those of the institution, formation of a mentorship program, and periodic reassessment of career goals. These tips and tools can help make the transition from residency to academic faculty more seamless.

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