Taking the professional leap from trainee to attending


      The transition from trainee to attending can be one of the most difficult transitions in a radiologist's career. Even if a recent graduate is clinically competent, their future successful integration as part of a practice relies on more than just performing correct image interpretation. This article addresses several strategies to help new hires successfully transition to their new practice and become permanent, contributing members of their team.


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