January 14, 2020

January 2020 - JACR Resident Highlights

Letters of recommendation are an important piece of residency, fellowship or job application. Regardless of where you are in your career, it is important to be aware of potential unconscious bias while requesting or writing these letters. Grimm et al. evaluated the language used in 2,624 letters of recommendation and describe the potential gender and racial bias based on by applicant and letter writer demographics.  http://http//www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(19)30994-9/abstract

Considering a career in pediatric radiology? While the demand for pediatric radiologists continues to grow, radiology resident interest in the subspecialty has progressively declined. This article describes the potential ramifications of pediatric radiologists shortage.  http://http//www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(19)30946-9/abstract

The 2019 Hahnemann University Hospital shutdown had a major impact in the lives of many trainees, faculty and patients. In this opinion piece, Dr. Frank Lexa describes the historical context, the details that lead to the closure and its potential consequences for US radiology.  http://http//www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(19)30973-1/abstract