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Academic Onboarding: A Practical Guide for the Junior, Early Career Radiologist

Published:April 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.03.013
      A career in academia can provide a long-lasting, stimulating and fulfilling experience. It is an opportunity for professional growth, teaching, generating knowledge, and personal fulfillment. Many academic institutions experience challenges with low faculty retention and professional engagement. Increased awareness of early career challenges and development of onboarding programs can facilitate the transition into academia and help increase short- and long-term job satisfaction. In this article, we review challenges that radiologists are likely to encounter in academic careers, and how they can maximize opportunities for professional development. We provide practical tips based on literature review as well as personal experience with the hope that they may have a positive impact on attrition rate.

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