Moving into practice presents challenges, but new providers can proactively take steps to quickly familiarize themselves with a new job.
Making that switch from training to practice can be an exciting time, but it can present some challenges along the way. There are, however, strategies new providers can use to make the transition easier.
In an opinion article published April 3 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, a five-member group led by Amy Patel, M.D., medical director of Women’s Imaging Center at Liberty Hospital outlined four main tips that can help new radiologists leaving training gain a solid footing.
“The first 6-to-12 months are crucial when transitioning to practice,” the team said. “The learning curve is step with many variables.”
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Whether you opt for academic, private, or teleradiology practice, keep these things in mind:
Following these four steps can go a long way toward helping you feel comfortable in your new professional home, the team said.
“This extra time will speed the acclimation process and allow for most new radiologists to substantially improve their efficiency over the first year,” they said.