Autumn. Back to school time. Yet this school year will be an unusual combination of in- person and virtual learning for many — including those embarking on medical careers and those starting their radiology training.
In a typical year, the radiology trainees who started in July would be settling into the rhythm of their programs and starting to feel like part of a team by now, having enjoyed summer gatherings to get to know their new colleagues and their families.
But this is a year unlike any other.
Sadly, it has become unsafe and, in many places, illegal to have large parties. It is also not clearly safe to sit shoulder to shoulder at workstations. And with many people working from home or utilizing other alternative arrangements, there is a need to optimize virtual education while also creating that sense of community and belonging so vital for us all. Can this need be met through video chat services and other technologies? How has your program adapted to ensure your trainees receive sufficient instruction and practical experience? Have you developed novel uses for existing technologies, or new technologies that others can use?
As a radiology community we can all benefit from the experience of others. I know I am searching for tools to facilitate remote teaching, and we would love to know how you are navigating these important topics during this prolonged uncertain and challenging time. Let’s discuss on Twitter. Please follow us and share your thoughts @Applied_Rad.
As most of you are aware, my predecessor, Stuart E Mirvis, MD, FACR, was a world-renowned Emergency and Trauma Radiology expert. Dr Mirvis developed and led the Section of Trauma and Emergency Radiology for the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. His retirement left us with a need to recruit experts in the growing area of Emergency Radiology.
I am delighted to announce the formation of a new section, Emergency Radiology, under the direction of our newest Editorial Advisory Board member and Associate Editor, Melissa A Davis, MD, MBA. Dr Davis is an Assistant Professor and the Medical Director of Quality in the Department of Radiology and Imaging, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. She brings a wealth of expertise in this rapidly growing subspecialty. We are looking forward to her help in growing our coverage of this important field with emergency and trauma imaging content.
We are also thrilled to welcome two additional new board members:
Michael L Francavilla, MD, Pediatric Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
Minhaj S Khaja, MD, MBA, Interventional Radiology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA.
These are challenging times, but we are not going to let them stop us from rising to the challenge of bringing you all the best of medical imaging — in print and online.
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Schwartz ES. Rising into Fall. Appl Radiol. 2020;49(5):8.
Dr. Schwartz is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Radiology and an Associate Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and a Pediatric Neuroradiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.