August 11, 2021

Early Career Corner: Contemplating Your Future Career

A new JACR column aims to demystify life after training and support the RFS in transitioning to practice.

By Courtney Tomblinson, MD, Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology and Associate Program Director of Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The Early Career Corner is a new quarterly editorial column in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR®) that shares perspectives and initiates conversations central to ACR members-in-training and early career radiologists.

The column kicked off with a survival guide from Thomas C. Kwee, MD, PhD, Ömer Kasalak, MD, PhD, Derya Yakar, MD, PhD, and Robert M. Kwee, MD, PhD, who wrote, “Most of these survival tips can be addressed well in advance before embarking on a new job as a radiologist, and the others can be applied on the job.”

To support ACR members finishing their training, the column will take on the following types of topics:

  • General interest pieces regarding finding a niche, financial considerations for new radiologists and transitioning to practice.
  • Practice-based themes.
  • Education and training.
  • Lessons in leadership.
  • Policy and advocacy in a nascent career.

Have an idea for a column? Contact or submit a manuscript for consideration.