Question About Hybrid Model Radiology Practices
I just read the “Radiology Private Practice Versus Other Career Pathways- Is It Worth “The Extra Money“?“. I am interested in the hybrid model for the same reason you mentioned and I love money :-). Also, I love teaching the residents. But I am not big on research, publishing, etc.
But I do not have any idea, and I do not seem to find any information about the hybrid model. Is it a rare breed? I am a PGY4 resident and working in one of the hybrid model radiology group led residency training on the East coast.
Any ideas about some of the hybrid radiology groups along the east coast or anywhere in the US?
There are probably more hybrid model radiology type jobs than you might think at first glance. However, not enough such that it can potentially limit you when it comes to living circumstances/location. You may need to be flexible on where you eventually want to settle down if this is the type of practice you want. It worked out well for me at Saint Barnabas in New Jersey (Imaging Consultants of Essex), and it happened to be in a place that I wanted to live.
If I were to start looking for places with a hybrid business model, I would start by looking at community residencies throughout the country. Or, you can look at “minor” affiliate hospitals that have residents rotating through the department. These sorts of programs are more likely to house hybrid model radiology practices as well. Not all of these are private practices; however, Some will be hospital run practices, and others will be purely academic.
You can certainly give these folks a call and find out what kind of business model they follow. I believe that this sorting method will provide you with the most excellent chance of finding hybrid type practices. Like your residency, my old stomping grounds at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital used to be a hybrid model practice. But, I think it has changed to more of a hospital-based imaging practice if I am not mistaken. Unfortunately, some of these hybrid practices have become hospital-owned for a myriad of reasons.
Regardless, try this method out. I think it will help you find some of these sorts of practices.
Barry Julius, MD