Generational challenges to radiology education and practice

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A number of sociologists and demographers have studied generational differences in-depth but despite this readily available information, individuals and organisations tend not to see their own lives as part of an era and are unaware of the characteristics of his/her generation [1]. Generational differences as shown in Table 1 [2] have real implications on how employers and employees, doctors and patients, teachers and students as well as journals and their readers interact. Each new generation brings a unique set of attitudes to the interactions which frequently do not fit the expectations of today’s leaders. For today’s organisations to fully benefit from the diversity of skills and perspectives of this upcoming generation, they must incorporate the Gen Y outlook into their cultures, organisation and management styles. It is also vital for the Gen Y to recognise and accept the other generations around them.




Abdullah, B. J. J. (2009). Generational challenges to radiology education and practice. Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal, 5(4).

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