A few months ago, one of my readers sent me the following message, “I would really like you to write about what clinicians want from a radiologist.” That comment initiated some thoughts about the topic since our primary goal as radiologists is to answer the clinician’s questions. But, let’s take this idea from a different angle. At some point in […]
Has Technology Ruined Your Chances of Employment in Radiology? Among the many benefits of living in the Computer Age are the rapid technological advancements that continue to bring convenience and joy to our daily lives. From handheld devices with 24/7 internet access to cars that drive themselves, the future many hoped for (and dreamed of) […]
Walk into any radiology reading room and you may see several radiologists with headphones on their ears plugged into an iPhone, playing their favorite tunes. Others are constantly shushing other residents that are chatting amongst themselves in the reading room, hating the moment that excess noise comes their way. This lead me to think: Should […]
For several years, radiology has been slowly climbing out of a recessionary job market for its graduating residents. Although the market has been slightly improving, perhaps due to retiring senior radiologists and growth in imaging studies, the job market is still not wide open. And, many locations remain very competitive for new radiologists, especially on the […]
Unlike other countries, mass transportation is not available in all parts of the United States due to infrastructure issues and spread out spaces. For this reason, many medical residents may face the decision of buying or leasing a car during residency. It may not be such a simple question. In fact, several times my residents have asked that I […]
It’s the middle of March and every 10 minutes you are checking your email to see if you have matched in one of the most competitive specialties out there, maybe it was dermatology or radiation oncology. You can’t eat or drink. Your mouth is dry. Suddenly, you get the dreaded email- “You have not matched for the […]
dear sir, I have completed my radiology residency from India in 2015 and I wish to pursue radiology residency in usa. I am unsure of how alternate pathway for radiology.ABR website says one must have a mix of radiology residency /fellowships/faculty post for four continuous years.If residency itself is for a duration of 5 […]
Every year around the dead of winter in our program, the program directors sit around a table and discuss who is going to be the next year’s chief resident. Some years the decision is so easy that it takes no more than a few minutes. Other years the discussion is extremely cumbersome and may slog on over […]
The Situation Your radiology attending tells you to interview a patient and then complete an ultrasound guided breast biopsy, knowing that it was a large mass and a fairly simple case. You have done this procedure numerous times with this same attending. So, you go ahead and do it again. No complications. No issues. When […]
Blurry vision setting in; eyelids drooping just wanting to shut; difficulty communicating; and impending malaise. Rarely would I have any chance whatsoever to lay my head down even once. The films would just keep on streaming in. These feelings were typical on that first night of call on a 1 or 2 week night float rotation […]
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