During my residency only a little bit more than 14 years ago, I can still remember grabbing a ream of sheets from the bin to check the day’s CT protocols. We would quickly read through each one to make sure that the appropriate test was indicated as was ordered by the referring physician. Somehow, I think […]
The Presidential Executive Order And Foreign National Radiology Residents- Will Life Ever Be The Same?
In a medical resident’s life, he or she is so busy that politics rarely influences day to day work and living circumstances in the United States. But, this is no ordinary year and we are not in ordinary times. A new presidential executive order has been issued. No longer can residents from the following countries: Iran, Iraq, […]
As radiology medical school applicants, radiology residents, and full-fledged radiologists, we all dread the possibility of a lawsuit when we begin to practice radiology. Very rarely discussed, however, is the possibility of being sued during radiology residency. The good news: it is very unusual! One article stated that there were only 15 legal cases and […]
Concerned about artificial intelligence taking over our jobs? Worried about the economic cyclicality of each of the radiological subspecialties? Do you fear the instability of your future radiology attending career due to corporate takeovers and mergers? Well, I have a solution for you (and no, I am not an infomercial!!!)… Welcome to the new fellowship called […]
As a radiology resident, the patient experience differs greatly from other specialty services. Typically, he or she sees a patient for a solitary encounter or even less commonly, a second or third chance episode. Rarely, does the radiology resident have continual exposure to the same patient. He/she has limited time to interact with the patients, even more so than other clinicians. Therefore, the radiology resident does not […]
The lights go down as the radiology attending in the front of the classroom prepares the computer for a case presentation. A switch is flicked on and a black and white powerpoint case suddenly begins to shine brightly on the screen in front of you. The radiologist glances about the room looking to see who would be […]