The 19th Annual Margulis Society Career Evening Brings Together Alumni and Trainees

This year marked the 19th year that the Margulis Society, the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging's alumni organization, hosted a career evening for residents and fellows. Erik Gaensler, MD, departmental alumnus, physician with Bay Imaging Consultants and longtime Margulis Society board member, served as the moderator. He opened the evening by reminding the panelists that they would recall being at the same event as audience members when they were trainees, and added, "I hope that current trainees will someday be on the panel."

The Margulis Society conceived the career evening to provide trainees with an opportunity to learn from Radiology alumni in both private practice and academic fields. At this year's event, there was discussion on a variety of topics ranging from career fulfillment in the field of radiology, academic vs. private practice career paths, best practices for interviewing and assessing private practice options. The discussion was followed by a question and answer session in which attendees could tap the panelists for their expertise and experience.

This year's panelists included UCSF Radiology faculty members Spencer Behr, MD, fellowship director; Matthew Bucknor, MD, associate chair for wellbeing and professional climate; Soonmee Cha, MD, vice chair for education and Diagnostic Radiology residency director; and Christopher Hess, MD, department chair. In addition to Dr. Gaensler, alumni participants from private practice were Camilla Lindan, MD, Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Clinical Faculty, Christopher Mutch, MD, Bay Imaging Consultants, Gina Song, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Jean Yeh, MD, California Pacific Medical Center.

In thanking the panelists following the program, Dr. Cha said, "The trainees who were there had a wonderful time and learned valuable tips and advice from each and every one of you."

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