E1504. The Second Mountain: Climbing the Challenges of Mid-Career Radiology
  1. Miltiadis Tembelis; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  2. Steve Blumer; No Affiliation
  3. Puneet Bhargava; University of Washington
  4. Monica Sheth; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  5. Margarita Revzin; Yale school of medicine
  6. Michael Patlas; McMaster University
  7. Douglas Katz; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
The mid-career radiologist has been defined as those who are at least five years' post-training, but more than five years from retirement. This sub-population makes up a majority of currently practicing radiologists, but the literature seems to emphasize either early career or the end-of-career radiologists. Many mid-career radiologists feel forgotten, leading to diminished rates of professional growth, loss of job interest, and burn out.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
Define mid-career radiologist. What is a mid-career radiologist in academic and/or private practice settings? Explain how the demographics of mid-career radiologist are changing. What are the concerns of mid-career radiologists? How do these concerns differ among radiologists practicing in the U.S., Canada, and internationally? Discuss gender differences among mid-career radiologists. What are alternatives or supplementary activities to "conventional" radiology practices. What are the best ways to support the mid-career radiologist. Proposed interventions and strategies to increase physician retention, reduce the risk of burnout, and keep radiologists excited and engaged about their careers and potential future initiatives.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
This submission will focus on the challenges mid-career radiologists face and how these challenges can be overcome. Other things to be discussed include alternatives to a career in radiology, proposed interventions by administration to bolster job satisfaction of mid-career radiologist as well as differences in mid-career radiology based on gender and practice type/location.

Mid-career radiologists are an overlooked group who still need but often lack administration support. This has led to a feeling dissatisfied with their careers. The adversities mid-career radiologists deal with differ based on multiple factors, such as clinical settings and gender. Steps must be taken by administration to help combat this sentiment and restore the feeling of support amongst mid-career radiologists.