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How Radiologists Who Volunteer in Their Communities Enrich Lives

Published:October 18, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.09.008
      A nationally renowned radiologist who had served as president and received the gold medals of each of our large radiology societies was asked, “What is the most fulfilling thing you have done in your career?” She answered, “Working with members of my department – technologists, residents, faculty, etc. – on a Habitat for Humanity construction project.” It is remarkable that someone who had served in high leadership positions, achieved great professional recognition, and made a lot of money found voluntary community service the most meaningful aspect of her professional career.

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