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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I am certain that most of you, whether a radiology resident or an attending, have been in this situation several times. The decision for a radiologist to skip out of work because of sickness can become incredibly complex. Is there adequate coverage? How sick are you? Are you going to be seeing patients for that day? Are you […]
Many radiology practices throughout the country are understaffed and overworked. But, it is not just the attending radiologist that can suffer the consequences of decreased time and increasing workload, it is also the radiology resident. Due to the increased burdens of radiologists, radiology residents may have decreased time to attend conferences, increased service obligations, less availability to perform procedures, and […]
A radiology residency program is like a family. When one person is afflicted academically or professionally, all of its members suffer down the road. Just as important as it is to be aware of and help the struggling radiology resident, it is also important to remember that one struggling resident can have serious repercussions on the remainder […]
As a reminder, last week we went through the difference between savings and investments and talked about why the difference is so important with examples of using savings as an investment and investments as savings as a resident. We also discussed many different ways to put money away for savings. This is all encompassed in […]
The distinction between investing and savings is not trivial. It can lead to the loss of thousands of dollars if the two ideas are misused or confused. Since most residents do not have business backgrounds, I’m pretty sure there is a high percentage of radiology residents that do not understand the difference between investments and […]
If you ever apply for a residency, fellowship, or a full-fledged radiology position, and the interviewers claim all the staff are perfect, run away, and run away fast! (Of course, our program is perfect!!) Just like any other profession, school, or body of people, not all people are pleasant. Anyone that tells you otherwise is […]
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