A Note to My Future #RadRes Colleagues

Neil K. Jain, DO, IR/DR Resident at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and Chair of the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Medical Student Subcommittee, contributed this post.

In today’s medicine, radiology is ubiquitous. From diagnosing pneumothoraxes on routine chest X-rays to detecting rare forms of renal cell carcinoma on contrast-enhanced ultrasound, radiology is intimately involved in solving many of medicine’s most complex problems. As a future radiologist, you are training to become experts with a unique skillset in imaging which will inevitably guide disease management and treatment.

Radiology is at the intersection of diagnostic and procedural medicine, groundbreaking innovation and patient-centered care. Imagine offering patients lifesaving interventions while maneuvering along the body’s intricate highway system through a miniscule pinhole. Diagnostic and interventional radiology are the future of medicine, and the future of medicine is here.

Each year on Match Day, our specialty continues to grow. Your investment and interest in joining the field of radiology is truly infectious. On behalf of the ACR Medical Student Subcommittee, and more than 40,000 members of the ACR, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to you and your loved ones for your achievements. As you celebrate and prepare for the next step in your professional journey, we would like to welcome you into our family!

We’re here to support you as you take the next step in your career. Check out the ACR Medical Student Hub for countless resources, including toolkits, blogs, professional development and so much more.

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