Navigating Flexible Work Environments in Radiology: Elizabeth Hawk, M.S., M.D., Ph.D

During the pandemic and beyond, working from home as a radiologist can present clear work-life advantages.

Although a concept that seemed unfamiliar to many at the onset of the pandemic, working from home--especially in health care--is nothing new for radiologist Elizabeth Hawk, M.S., M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of radiology at Stanford University Medical School. Hawk, who is also Director of Innovation Engagement and a Matrix Pod President for Radiology Partners, has been working from home using teleradiology for years.

At RSNA 2021, Hawk led a panel discussion focused on flexible work arrangements and their impact on career advancement for women radiologists. Hawk, who is a mother of 3, told Diagnostic Imaging that a flexible work arrangement, whether it be working from home or on a personalized schedule, has clear positive effects on work-life balance and shouldn't be looked down upon as a disadvantage when it comes to professional advancement.

Diagnostic Imaging sat down with Hawk to learn more about how radiologists can incorporate more flexible work arrangements into their career plans. Watch below: