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

Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2020 Jul-Aug;49(4):219-223. doi: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2019.02.011. Epub 2019 Feb 28.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Career Mobility*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / methods*
  • Faculty, Medical*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Mentors*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Radiology / education*