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Dr Atul Gawande referred to medicine as an imperfect science an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge uncertain information fallible individuals with a gap between what we know and what we aim for This sentiment painting medicine as an unpredictable and constantly evolving art form that has medical professionals seeking to continually better themselves echoed my underlying appreciation and excitement for a career in medicine It was not until my third year of medical school when I fortuitously ended up in the Radiology Department that I truly understood how personally compelling these words would come to mean to me The innovative machinery around me the inherent intellectual foundation of Radiology and the exposure to revolutionary procedures synergistically energized my resolve Upon a moment of reflection I then understood how real my passion for the field of Radiology becameWithin Radiology the marriage between medicine and technological innovation was exciting to me Being a highly specialized field it was my exposure to the interventional aspect that helped reinforced my desire to pursue Radiology I easily saw how versatile this discipline was as I witnessed delicate procedures such as kyphoplasties and central venous catheterizations I was able to participate in a case that involved a victim of domestic violence who survived a rifle shot to her abdomen years ago After losing some of her viscera she had developed multiple fistulas at the time of our encounter The question arose whether or not the drainage was urine and the Interventionalist was called After a struggle with injecting the radiographic dye with his initial tools he was able to better serve his purposes with a device from a hysterosalpingogram tray This unconventional thinking deeply impressed me highlighting the apparent fact that in no other specialty could someone be a pioneer just by going to work every day The multidisciplinary nature of Radiology also quickly appealed to me I found
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