Residents value overnight attendings, but crave independence
April 23, 2014 -- Radiology residents are of two minds when it comes to night call, according to the results of a new survey in Academic Radiology. They want the peace of mind that comes with knowing an attending radiologist is on duty to help with tough cases, but they also hunger for the freedom to make a "hot call" on tough cases without help.
Youth, debt load discourage RADPAC contributions
April 8, 2014 -- Radiology residents don't mind contributing to U.S. radiology's RADPAC political action committee -- that is, unless they're young, in debt, or have kids, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Residents do fine reading CT triple rule-out exams
April 4, 2014 -- Residents can safely perform triple rule-out CT exams when onsite or on-call subspecialty radiologists aren't available -- at least at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC -- according to a study presented at ECR 2014 in Vienna.
Cautious optimism as nuclear medicine residents reflect on jobs
April 3, 2014 -- For part 2 of our series on the job market for nuclear medicine residents, AuntMinnie.com spoke with residents and educators about job prospects in the discipline. While all agreed that things seem dire now, most believe that nuclear medicine residents can make themselves more marketable and should be optimistic about the future.
Nuclear medicine residents see 'dismal' job market
March 27, 2014 -- The job market is not what one would call robust for would-be nuclear medicine residents, and their limitations in reading hybrid images is just one reason why, according to a new survey published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Radiology resident moonlighting: A necessary evil?
March 26, 2014 -- Nearly three-fourths of radiology residents moonlight -- that is, they take on extra work in addition to their regular duties, according to a new study published in the April issue of Academic Radiology. The practice may be understandable because the process of becoming a physician is so expensive, but is it safe for patients?
Elite Kenya radiology residents face rigorous training
March 26, 2014 -- Africa desperately needs more radiologists, but Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, has staked its claim on quality rather than quantity, according to a presentation at the 2014 Arab Health Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Specific training needed to build radiology expertise
March 8, 2014 -- VIENNA - What do expert radiologists know that less experienced radiologists don't? How to search through images and what to look for, Irish researchers reported during a presentation on Saturday at ECR 2014.
How many radiology trainees are enough?
February 21, 2014 -- As healthcare reform continues to roll out, radiologists find they are being challenged on all fronts. Not only have radiology procedure volumes slowed, the job market remains tight, making it difficult to determine how many radiologists should be trained going forward.
Radiology residents love their iPads -- most of the time
February 20, 2014 -- Is the iPad making a big difference in the lives of radiology residents who have them? For education, definitely. For clinical use, not quite yet, though the situation is evolving rapidly, according to a survey in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
How to land the job: Secrets of successful interviews
February 13, 2014 -- So you've completed your training, assembled a great CV, and are lining up job interviews. But have you thought about what you'll say when you meet your prospective employer? Many radiology residents haven't, according to a radiologist who shares his secrets for successful job interviews.
Residents must learn leadership in new healthcare paradigm
February 5, 2014 -- These days, radiology residents have a lot to learn and precious little time to learn it. But if they hope to survive the new healthcare reality, they'll need to pile some leadership skills on top of the technical knowledge they're committing to memory, according to one former radiology resident who's been there.
Arab Health: UAE resident program finds its own way
January 28, 2014 -- DUBAI - Even in the best of circumstances, setting up a radiology resident training program can be a challenge. But for a large regional hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a transient international staff and no experience or particular preferences with regard to training, the job can be more than daunting.
Review of job board ads confirms radiology's tight labor market
January 16, 2014 -- Radiology residents aren't imagining the shortage of radiology jobs; on the contrary, the mismatch between available jobs and job seekers appears to be real and persistent, at least on the American College of Radiology job board, according to a new report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Residents at odds with ABR regarding protected study time
January 8, 2014 -- Residents aren't marching in lockstep with the new American Board of Radiology (ABR) policy when it comes to study time for the new core exam, according to results of a survey of residents and faculty at a Pennsylvania hospital that were presented at the 2013 RSNA meeting.
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