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.
NRMP debuts Android app
November 7, 2013 -- The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has released an Android version of its Match Prism app.
RSNA funds new imaging physics residencies
October 29, 2013 -- RSNA has increased its support of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine to create a total of eight new residencies in imaging physics.
Small-group focus boosts radiology clerkship
October 24, 2013 -- Educators in Boston have made their radiology clerkship more practical and effective for medical students by starting them early in the third year and focusing on small-group learning rather than large plenary sessions, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Google documents declining interest in radiology residency
October 16, 2013 -- Discouraged, perhaps, by falling reimbursement and the dearth of jobs in radiology, the number of individuals performing Google searches for "radiology residency" has dropped substantially in the past several years, aligning with actual residency match data, according to researchers from Philadelphia.
JACR: Residents teach as effectively as faculty
October 10, 2013 -- Residents are as effective as radiologists in teaching medical students about radiology, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The findings suggest that medical schools might want to consider including more residents as teachers.
Resident match program launches e-newsletter
October 10, 2013 -- The National Resident Matching Program is launching its first online newsletter, dubbed the "Match Illuminator," to provide news and information on graduate medical education.
JACR: Jobs are out there, but they may not be perfect
October 8, 2013 -- First, the good news: There are available jobs for the 1,200 or so U.S. radiology residents finishing their training. Now the bad news: These jobs may not be the first choice of many residents, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
iPads for radiology residents? Yes. Yes. Yes.
September 27, 2013 -- Should you equip your radiology residents with iPads? The answer is an unequivocal yes, according to a group from Boston, who found there were multiple benefits to using iPads and other mobile devices. However, residency programs should have a long-term vision for mobile-based education, they wrote in the October American Journal of Roentgenology.
Mary's Musings: Do radiologists have x-ray vision?
September 24, 2013 -- If you might have cancer, you want a radiologist looking for the disease. But what if you've lost your cellphone? Do radiologists have unique powers of perception that carry over into the nonmedical world? Dr. Mary Morrison Saltz explores this tantalizing question in this installment of Mary's Musings.
Outcomes rule in overhaul of resident training programs
September 23, 2013 -- A new era in residency training has begun. In July, diagnostic radiology became one of the first medical specialties to implement the Next Accreditation System, an outcomes-based educational system that by 2014 will cover all medical accreditation programs.
Thoracic Imaging on the Internet
AuntMinnie's online chest imaging resource!
Nuclear Medicine on the Internet
An A to Z compendium of nuclear medicine protocols and techniques!
Check up on our Residents Discussion Forum