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.
SNMMI launches new training grant
January 7, 2014 -- The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has introduced a new training grant for nuclear medicine physics residents.
Should residency spots in radiology be reduced?
January 6, 2014 -- The radiology job market appears to be heading for a crisis, with some graduating trainees facing the prospect of no job after five years of specialized training. But what should be done about it? In this editorial opinion article, Dr. Saurabh Jha addresses the tightening job market and offers some solutions.
Survey shows stable radiology job market
December 31, 2013 -- Residents may not be thrilled about the tough job market, but data from a massive annual survey of radiology jobs show little change from year to year, and the results even predict a small net gain in jobs for 2013 and beyond, according to a presentation at the recent RSNA 2013 meeting.
Residents' burnout shows up on fMRI scans
December 17, 2013 -- In the first study to examine physician burnout using functional MRI (fMRI), researchers found that residents' clinical reasoning is more profoundly affected by the syndrome than that of faculty physicians. Results were published in Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Resident core exams: A prep strategy that works
December 12, 2013 -- The new residency accreditation process that began last July has upended the process of becoming a radiologist -- in part by establishing a third-year core exam that few residents have had to deal with yet. But Dr. Chris Stephens has already gone there, not only completing the test but living to tell about it at the RSNA 2013 meeting.
Fogarty Institute touts 2014 endovascular fellowship
December 12, 2013 -- The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, in conjunction with El Camino Hospital's Norma Melchor Heart and Vascular Institute and VIVA Physicians, is accepting applications for its Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowship.
Breaking bad news: Some docs are more willing than others
November 14, 2013 -- It's no surprise that residents and radiologists don't like breaking bad news to patients with serious medical conditions. But a survey from Pakistan suggests some types of medical specialists are more willing to tell patients the awful truth, while others pass the job along to the referring physician.
Early physics training gives radiology residents a leg up
November 8, 2013 -- A new program aimed at infusing a dose of imaging physics into the early training of radiology residents has improved their understanding of both medical physics and radiology, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ABR names Jackson as executive director
November 8, 2013 -- The American Board of Radiology's (ABR) board of trustees has approved Dr. Valerie Jackson as its next executive director, beginning July 1, 2014.
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