Today you are in for a treat. Our first-year residents at Saint Barnabas have all passed my homemade Precall Quiz with flying colors. So I was thinking why not publish the same 10 cases with images/videos below so you can test yourselves? (Don’t forget to look at the links to the videos for questions 2,3,5,6,8, and 10 […]
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 […]
Although not every radiologist fits the particular stereotype for his/her own generation, some generational stereotypes ring true. On the whole, the baby boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials each perform better and worse in certain areas of the radiology workforce and have their own particular needs. When you work with these individuals, it is important […]
As radiologists, we speak with ornery physicians, upset patients, uninformed technologists, and headstrong nurses on the phone. On a daily basis, the phone calls we take are not all peaches and cream. Sometimes these phone calls can get the best of us. So, I thought this would be an educational opportunity for those of you […]
Over the past few years, we have been witnessing a new phenomenon that I don’t think is unique to our diagnostic radiology residency program. Incoming residents are either delaying or failing their USMLE Step III examinations. Some of this new reality may be related to the decreased competitiveness of radiology. However, what is interesting is […]
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 […]
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 […]
Has the American Board of Radiology (ABR) finally thrown up its hands and said it can no longer do its job? That was the take home message from my recent excursion to the AUR meeting. The explicit role of the American Board of Radiology is to standardize the quality of trained radiologists throughout the country. In fact, […]
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 […]
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