Sponsorship: A Proven Strategy for Promoting Career Advancement and Diversity in Radiology.


Department of Radiology, The University MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: [Email]


Sponsorship is a proven effective strategy to smash glass ceilings in business and academic medicine. The purpose of this article is to highlight the differences among sponsorship, mentoring, and coaching and to describe the value of sponsorship, challenges of implementation, and specific actions to support sponsorship in academic radiology. Sponsorship can be an effective strategy to smash radiology's glass ceiling and promote diversity.


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