True insight into the application and interview process for radiology residency and fellowship is limited to most medical students and residents. The process can be clouded at times by misleading advice and rumors. Only someone on the inside can really understand what you need to know when you are applying for a radiology residency. Thankfully, […]
Message For The Director Hi, Can you kindly comment on the ABR/ABNM 16month dual pathway? Is it worth it? Can one get a job without another extra year of fellowship? Name Manu Magara I would love to talk about the DR-NM pathway. I am an ABR and ABNM certified radiologist so […]
For radiology residency applicants, no one perfect radiology residency program exists and no one size fits all. Each candidate has his/her own needs, wants, and learning style. And, each program has its own positives and negatives. Each applicant should strive to match with the appropriate program. In doing so, the positives of the program […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s getting toward the end of your 3rd year and you are studying intensely for your core examination. All of a sudden, you get a phone call from your chief resident. He says, ” We are making the schedule for next year. What would you like to do for your senior year electives?” You realize you […]
In any profession or career, some employees lag the performance of their peers. It turns out that radiology residency is no different from any other job in this respect. The key, however, is for either the employer to be able to identify the struggling worker or for the employee to recognize that he or she […]
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