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From Practicing Radiologist to Trainee

Published on the Oct. 8, 2015, DiagnosticImaging.com website

By Whitney L.J. Howell

Thirty years ago, medical subspecialty was relatively uncommon. This was true for all areas of medicine, including radiology. But, today, the playing field is shifting. A growing number of radiologists are opting to complete fellowships before they hang a shingle, join a practice, or sign on with a hospital-based group.

A fellowship-trained radiologist’s expertise often proves invaluable to patients and referring physicians alike. An impact that can be enticing to radiologists already in practice who might be looking to expand their skill set, prompting them to pursue fellowships long after their school days are behind them.

To discover why an active radiologist would step away from a thriving practice to, once again, become a student, and what challenges and benefits doing so poses, Diagnostic Imaging spoke with three providers who opted for additional training mid-career. These are their stories.

To read the remainder of the article at its original location: http://www.diagnosticimaging.com/residents/practicing-radiologist-trainee?cid=tophero#sthash.dK0u5LG7.dpuf

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October 9, 2015 - Posted by | Education, Healthcare | ,

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