Motivation: how to create a cohort of engaged, energized, and happy radiology trainees

Sean D. Raj, Joshua T. Clayton, Karuna M. Raj, Shira F. Fishman, Michael D.C. Fishman

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Burnout among physicians continues to be a “hot topic” as medical culture struggles to adapt to the changing marketplace, where clinical demands are ever increasing but healthcare systems are pivoting to prefer value and cost-savings. To date, many attempts to understand and battle burnout center around the individual physician, rather than the system, limiting the medical community's ability to counter it successfully. The training environment is a common nidus for burnout. By promoting an understanding of motivation, happiness, and engagement in the workplace, we suggest several changes that training programs can make to minimize burnout and promote resident wellness. Creating a culture of support, promoting a positive work environment, building a cohesive team, and encouraging wellness both inside and outside the workplace stands to create engaged, happy, and motivated trainees who will hopefully continue to promote those strategies as they advance their careers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
StatePublished - Aug 2021


  • Burnout
  • Fellows
  • Happiness
  • Motivation
  • Residents
  • Trainees

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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