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September 2007


This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in JACR, Journal of the American College of Radiology 4(9):622-625, September 2007. The published version is available at Copyright © 2007 American College of Radiology; published by Elsevier Inc.


In a previous article in this series, we called upon private practice radiology groups to better support radiology research financially, but also pointed out that academic radiology must make some changes as well. In this article, we discuss those changes in detail. They include revising the structure of the radiology residency, changing the timing of the American Board of Radiology oral examinations, requiring that all residents receive research training, and emphasizing the value of clinical and translational research. The Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) needs to assume a leadership role in implementing these changes.

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