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 […]
Hello Barry, I wanted to thank you for your outstanding posts and constant stream of current topics promoting the dissemination of Radiology as both a profession and collective guild. I’ve been hanging on every word you’ve written and it’s almost as if you are anticipating my questions in advance. So I am very much […]
Barium slinging not too long ago was representative of the world of radiology. Now it seems, we relegate it to a very small part. (1) When I first started, I can remember having many fluoroscopy days filled with double contrast barium enemas, upper GI series, small bowel series, and esophagrams. Today’s barium work has changed radically at least in our institution. It […]
I have seen it all. Some radiology residents make sure to glean every last drop of experience from their radiology residency so that by the time they graduate, they are ready to hit the ground running. But then there are other radiology residency graduates who never quite live up to their full potential during their […]
The days of radiology residents lugging ten-pound textbooks around the department are over. I too prefer having a list of books to access at any time on my Ipad for pure convenience sake. In fact, I even reviewed and studied my Mettler textbook for nuclear medicine on my Ipad just prior to my recertification ABR examination a […]
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 […]
Over the years, I have discovered that some of the best radiologists do not comply with the stereotypical image of what a great radiologist should be. For instance, you would think that the best radiologists all embrace technology. In fact, it is sometimes the opposite. Some of the best radiologists I know are the least technologically adept people you […]
Second year radiology residents are overwhelmed and burdened by call. Third year radiology residents are exhausted from studying for their core radiology examination. And, the fourth year radiology residents are fretting about all the things they need to know prior to starting their fellowship and first attending job. But, what about the plight of the first year resident? Many non radiology physicians and […]
It’s getting to be that time of the year. Spring… Ahhh… Birds chirping, snow melting, and oh yeah… of course… first year resident preparation for the first night of call. Often times this process begins with a bang called the Precall Quiz. Although it is not a specifically required measure for being able to start call, it […]
Credit is a very touchy subject with resident physicians in all specialties lately. And, it makes sense. Student debt seems to be increasing exponentially over the years. When I graduated I thought I had a lot of debt from student loans. But in fact, that number pales in comparison to the amount of debt that most […]
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