A few days ago, I had an “aha!” moment that caused me to stay and listen to the radio in the car for an extra 10 minutes in the garage. In the “on-air” discussion, the presenter of the radio show claimed that in order to create real improvements in any skill, we need to learn […]
For those of you out there that worked at Taco Bell during high school or the local Target (1) for a year while in college, these kinds of service jobs may seem irrelevant to your radiology resume. But for program directors and residency selection committees, we find these “real-world” experiences to be invaluable in creating a […]
Question: Hello Dr. Julius, I found your article about the struggling radiology resident and looked at your previous answer to a similar question I have. I am an R1. And, at the end of October, the program informed me that I was struggling and having problems with synthesizing information as well as problems with communication. […]
When you think about the field of radiology, do you picture yourself working from dusk to dawn for years at a time? I suspect that most of you have not. More likely, you’ve probably dreamed of a 9-5 job with an occasional call on weekends and evenings. So, what do you lose out on by beginning […]
Every once in a while, radiology residents and former radiology residents will ask if they should use radiology recruiters to search for jobs. Well, if you glance at some forums (which will remain nameless!), radiology recruiters are labeled the epitome of evil. But, what is the real story behind radiology recruiters? Does it ever make […]
It’s final. President Trump has signed a bill approved by the Congress to overhaul the U.S. tax system. And, it will take effect starting January 1, 2018. However, I am a bit irritated by the misinformation out there. Watching network TV would make it seem that the tax plan will increase everyone’s tax liability. But […]
It’s more than halfway through radiology interview season. And, you’ve already traveled through much of the United States to meet all sorts of radiologists. In fact, you’re feeling a bit weary from all the work (Imagine how your interviewers feel!) So, with all that time and effort you have put into the radiology interview process, did […]
Formerly as students, you could pretty much get away with texting anything you wanted on your smartphone or computer. Unless you bullied your colleagues or significantly abused the technology, the consequences remained minimal. On the other hand, an “insignificant” text from a medical profession, including a medical student, radiology trainee, or radiologist, can lead to dire […]
Hi Dr. Julius, Big fan of your blog. I come here often for tips on how to be a better radiology resident. So I wanted your advice on a dilemma I’ve had. I am currently a third-year resident. Since the beginning of the first year, certain attendings have raised concerns about me, specifically regarding my […]
Back in the day, I remember my former program director/chairman at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. John Cronan, lecturing on the basics of the business of radiology. (if you’re reading this, I bet you’re impressed that I remember!) He mentioned the three A’s of maintaining a good radiology practice: affability, availability, and acumen. And, after all […]
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