Introduction: Participating in research is a great way to contribute to medicine. Well-conducted research and literature reviews help advance both scientific understanding and clinical practice. Additionally, it enables you to develop expertise in a topic, while simultaneously showing dedication to your field. Peer-reviewed publication and/or presentation of your research should ultimately be your goal. […]
If you haven’t had a discrepancy with the covering morning radiologist as a resident on call, you either haven’t read enough cases, you are the long lost great great grandson of William Roentgen, or perhaps your name is Watson, the artificial intelligence computer, and you work for IBM!!! The truth that very few attendings seem […]
Personal statements in the radiology field are the least effective way to bolster your application. (1) Rarely, do they help an applicant. Occasionally, they hurt the applicant’s case. Regardless, I am aware that the personal statement will often become essentially important to many viewers of this article who apply to radiology regardless of whatever I […]
Every year around the beginning of July, I see some of the most haunted radiology resident faces, right around 10:00 pm, just after the attending evening shift ends, and the resident night shift begins. It is almost always a second-year radiology resident who happens to be beginning his/her first night of call. What if I […]
It may be your first day, your first month, or maybe you’ve started residency several months ago. Perhaps, you want to make that great first impression on your program director or maybe things are not going as well as you might have liked during your first year so far. Having worked with numerous first-year […]
Today you are in for a treat. Our first-year residents at Saint Barnabas have all passed my homemade Precall Quiz with flying colors. So I was thinking why not publish the same 10 cases with images/videos below so you can test yourselves? (Don’t forget to look at the links to the videos for questions 2,3,5,6,8, and 10 […]
The beginning of the next academic year fast approaches. New radiology residents come aboard and senior residents/ fellows leave for their first real jobs. Student debts mount rapidly. You have limited funds to join a professional society. Is it worth it to join multiple professional societies? Which ones should they be? This article will address […]
How should the ABR test communication skills? Isn’t that up to the residency programs? The ACGME maintains 6 core competencies. Only 1 of those 6 (medical knowledge) can be tested by board exams. Others like professionalism and interpersonal/communication skills cannot. Anonymous Attending Great Question! Testing Communication Skills I believe that testing and standardizing some basic […]
Each year, new radiologist residents repeat the same mistakes as their previous counterparts. These mistakes often make the radiology resident feel ridiculous and appear ignorant to the emergency department physicians and hospital staff. I thought it was high time to get these common mistakes out in the open so you can avoid them and you don’t […]
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 […]
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