Author’s note: I often have been asked by medical students why I chose diagnostic radiology. The piece that follows answers this question. This editorial is part of what I hope will become a series in the Bulletin. I encourage the members of ACMS to tell their own stories of how or why they chose their medical specialties or type of practice.
My professional career did not begin in medicine. Both my father and my Uncle Dave were pharmacists, having graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy (ACP, now Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), in Albany, N.Y. I worked in their pharmacy on weekends and in the summers and, naturally, I was exposed to the profession.