In honor of the up and coming Halloween holiday, here is a collection of two of my own homemade nightmarish radiology residency stories. (written expressly for your amusement!!!) Beware of ghouls, ghosts, and program directors! Story 1 – End Of Days The noise of the resident’s footsteps battles the endless quiet of the hospital […]
Question: Hello! My name is Yasmin Amer and I’m a producer for WBUR in Boston. I’m working on a segment about machine learning and medicine and of course, radiology is part of that discussion. I spoke to a local doctor and machine learning specialist who says artificial intelligence is going to make the field more […]
Most of us know other radiologists that fit into the category of a second-guesser. Perhaps, you trained or are training under someone like this. Consistently, they look at a chest film and debate whether to call a pulmonary nodule or vessel in every other film. Or perhaps, when a nurse asks a question about intravenous contrast amounts […]
Today’s post is not for everyone. For those of you that have never owned a pet or do not understand why anyone would decide to keep a pet, especially during residency, you can stop reading here. But for those of you that take a keen interest in living with a pet of some sort, I […]
Some of us are not born to be athletic and coordinated like Michael Jordan or Pele. It’s just not in the cards. As a part of this group, I can remember many simple radiology procedural activities challenging me that would make the average resident wonder! Simple things like putting on sterile gloves and coiling interventional wires seemed […]
Today we return to Part 2 of our Radiology Swap blog. Click on Radiology Swap- Radiology Private Practitioner Goes To University (Part 1) to catch up if you missed the first part of Radiology Swap! University Radiologist Goes To Private Practice Day 1: Unaccustomed to working in a private office, the University radiologist is surprised […]
When program directors hear complaints about their residents, we find most do not stem from resident incompetence. Nor do the complaints relate to professionalism issues. Rather, a good majority arises from lack of a timely response to reading cases. And, these delayed reports result from a lack of appropriate triage. So, I think you know […]
Ever watch the show called Wife Swap? Essentially, women of two households “swap” roles and responsibilities for a different family and share their experiences with the TV audience. It’s a lot of fun to watch! Similar to this exercise, I thought it would be fun to speculate on what would happen if you swapped a […]
As residents and radiologists, we have all experienced frustrations that we cannot verbalize to an ordering clinician for fear of retribution. Perhaps, the ordering clinician may stop referring patients to us. Or, just maybe we will get written up in the middle of the night for performing unprofessionally. That would end badly! Regardless, I have created […]
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