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 […]
Dear Barry, I am also interested as Fiona in the alternate Pathway. My biggest question here would be, if I have any chances after ABR certification in actually pursuing a career as an independent radiologist in the US. As far as I understand, in many if not all states, you are required to complete 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 […]
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 […]
Studying for the ABR Core Exam is undoubtedly a daunting task. Not only can the sheer amount of material one needs to learn seem overwhelming, but also the vast amount of resources available can be more of a burden than an asset. I often see my fellow residents scrambling to make time to go over […]
In the year 2017, almost every radiology residency in the country operates with a Picture Archiving And Communication System (PACS). It has become essential for the daily functioning of the radiologist and the radiology resident. Even though PACS have made our practices more efficient over time, we all experience a breakdown of some sort or […]
The herculean question up for debate: is a private practice career path worth the extra money? In order to really answer this question, you really have to know your standard career options. If you are talking about standard career options for the radiologist (not the alternative career paths discussed in a prior post), you can really divide it […]
The Alphabet Soup Of Residency Visas And The Radiology Alternate Pathway: A Guide For The Foreign Radiology Residency Applicant
Due to increasing governmental bureaucracy, static to slightly increasing numbers of residency slots, and increasing numbers of American medical student positions applying for residencies, it has become harder than ever to get a residency slot as a foreign medical student in the United States (1). That is not to say it is impossible to get one, but […]
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