If you haven’t had a discrepancy with the covering morning radiologist as a resident on call, you either haven’t read enough cases, you are the long lost great great grandson of William Roentgen, or perhaps your name is Watson, the artificial intelligence computer, and you work for IBM!!! The truth that very few attendings seem […]
For some people, choosing a radiology fellowship is easy. They may have known they wanted to be an interventional radiologist or pediatric radiologist since they were 2 years old. But, for the majority of us, it is a more challenging decision. And, it is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. It has […]
Dictation is a topic that is rarely touched upon in radiology but is extraordinarily important. In a radiologist’s 30-year career, he/she may dictate over 360,000 reports (assuming 12,000 cases per year for 30 years). In today’s world, it is mostly the dictation that spurs clinicians to act on their patients. Out of 100 cases, only […]
Every year around the beginning of July, I see some of the most haunted radiology resident faces, right around 10:00 pm, just after the attending evening shift ends, and the resident night shift begins. It is almost always a second-year radiology resident who happens to be beginning his/her first night of call. What if I […]
It may be your first day, your first month, or maybe you’ve started residency several months ago. Perhaps, you want to make that great first impression on your program director or maybe things are not going as well as you might have liked during your first year so far. Having worked with numerous first-year […]
Many of you know the oldest radiology joke in the book: What is the national plant of radiology? The Hedge! In truth, we as radiologists have to face more uncertainty in our profession than most. Diagnoses of 100 percent certainty are rare, to say the least. And, we need to reasonably communicate this information to our […]
No, we are not the military, but there is a radiology residency chain of command! Lots of different entities in radiology residency are responsible for your day-to-day activities and training. It is more than your faculty and program directors. In fact, it is a whole hierarchy. And, it is was not until later on in […]
The beginning of the next academic year fast approaches. New radiology residents come aboard and senior residents/ fellows leave for their first real jobs. Student debts mount rapidly. You have limited funds to join a professional society. Is it worth it to join multiple professional societies? Which ones should they be? This article will address […]
Each year, new radiologist residents repeat the same mistakes as their previous counterparts. These mistakes often make the radiology resident feel ridiculous and appear ignorant to the emergency department physicians and hospital staff. I thought it was high time to get these common mistakes out in the open so you can avoid them and you don’t […]
Each year in the heart of spring in the United States, academic/teaching radiologists get together at a different part of the country to discuss the newest teaching methods, radiology residency issues, and hot academic topics at a meeting called the annual Association of University Radiologists (AUR) meeting. For new applicants and radiology residents, this meeting is […]
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