Radiology Education in the 21st Century: Threats and Opportunities

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J Am Coll Radiol


Over the past 25 years, radiology has seen tremendous growth in interpretive demands, including increasing imaging volumes and shorter turnaround times, as well as increased noninterpretive demands often targeting value-adding opportunities. These mounting pressures have led to increased burnout among radiologists nationwide and, in the academic setting, have begun to threaten the core educational mission. Despite these threats, radiology has also proven itself over the years to be a leader when it comes to innovation, and as such, no other field is better suited to confront these challenges with innovative solutions. This article explores the impact these workload trends have had on radiology education and educators, as well as opportunities to confront these challenges.

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ePub ahead of print