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The crisis in academic radiology: will we help ourselves?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17412054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The overall health of academic radiology suffers from insufficient funds and manpower. Although the largest academic programs in the country may have sufficient resources to maintain robust academic environments, one third to half of the academic radiology programs in the United States are struggling to maintain stable academic environments. The impact of an impaired academic radiology enterprise on the specialty of radiology is far reaching. As academic departments falter, the quantity and quality of research and educational programs deteriorate. In the short term, this situation makes our specialty vulnerable to predatory strikes by other specialists who covet our field; in the long term, it leads to obsolescence. Fortunately, radiology is a lucrative specialty, and we have the wherewithal to help ourselves. To ensure a vibrant future for our specialty each of us must accept an obligation to invest in our academic foundation. In particular, private practice radiologists must recognize this obligation and pledge their time and/or resources to help shore up the academic departments.
Gerald D Dodd; Thomas B Fletcher; William T Thorwarth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1558-349X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-06     Completed Date:  2007-08-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101190326     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Academic Medical Centers / trends*
Employment / manpower*
Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Physicians / statistics & numerical data*
Radiology / education*,  manpower*,  trends
United States
Workplace / statistics & numerical data
Comment In:
J Am Coll Radiol. 2006 Apr;3(4):229-30   [PMID:  17412050 ]

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