Driving 50 miles to and from work or over 1.5 hours each way is certainly a recipe for a difficult residency or career. (I did that for 6 years as an attending!) So, I recommend to you to heed the following advice. Live close to the hospital and enjoy life! To support this argument, […]
No, this is not another article about physician burnout. Rather, today we are going to talk about why isolated specialists can lead to poor patient outcomes. So, why do I find this interesting? In my own experience, I have encountered multiple instances when I see isolated specialists as the cause for bad patient care. Let […]
You are really excited to start your career as a radiologist. And, you are interviewing hoping to find a job where you can make the most money and pay off your student debt. Well, there is much more to finding the right job than just assessing the income. Of course, you should consider the location […]
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 […]
One major theme in many of my blogs is that radiology residents and radiologists do make mistakes. We see them all the time in prior reports. We hear them from our fellow radiologists and clinicians. It is just part of the normal ebb and trough of the radiology resident or attending. I still […]
Unfortunately, not all practices are equal out there. Some abuse the junior employees. Others require responsibilities of their employees that are not outlined in the contract. And, even others promise partnership to its employees and do not deliver. So how do you know that your first job is going to work out for you? Well, […]
During residency, most physician trainees are studying and working so hard that they vaguely realize what is in store for them when they finish their training and begin their first job. In fact, what they expect often times differs dramatically from reality. So, I thought that this would be an interesting post to give you the […]
For the past several years, a groundswell of controversy about maintenance of certification (MOC) has been building slowly. In truth, no quality evidence-based study has shown a link between quality of care and MOC. Therefore, multiple entities in the United States are abuzz, attempting to create anti-MOC legislation to prevent boards from gaining a legal […]
Often times radiologists deliberately take advantage of the opportunity to do legal consultation work for a fee. These services include expert witness work and legal brief consultations. Some of these radiologists are derided by their colleagues. Other physicians call this “selling out” to the lawyers. But is it really? Today I am going to discuss why […]
One question that seems to come up often: what material should I study since there is so much information to learn? But, I think a more appropriate question may be: how can I get the most bang for my buck when there are so many reading materials out there? In this post, I am going […]
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