Once upon a time, in the world of private -practice diagnostic radiology, I’m told there was a pretty standard career path. First you did residency, and maybe fellowship. Next, you got yourself a job with one rad group or another. After a few years of proving yourself to the group (and them to you), you were offered partnership: A lasting status in which you got a real “piece of the pie.” Not just financially, but also in terms of insider intel and decision making. Times changed, as they tend to.