Dear AuntMinnie Member,
For the second straight year, radiology residency programs did well in last week's Main Residency Match, the annual event that matches medical students with residency programs.
Only 10 out of 178 diagnostic radiology programs offering PGY-2 positions went unfilled, for a filled program rate of 94.4%. Diagnostic radiology also did well in terms of categorical residency programs: Of the 32 programs offering PGY-1 positions, only one went unfilled, for a rate of 96.9%.
Interventional radiology (IR) performed even better, with 100% fill rates for programs offering PGY-2 positions and for those offering PGY-1 positions. The success story did not carry over into radiation oncology, however, with the specialty achieving a fill rate of only 75.6% for PGY-2 programs.
The Match is a closely watched barometer of the health of medical specialties, as it can gauge the interest of medical students in a particular discipline. Indeed, our article on this year's Match was the top story on AuntMinnie.com for the past week.
Salaries are tops in IR
More good news for interventional radiology was on tap earlier this week, as we released results from our SalaryScan survey of compensation in medical imaging.
Among all types of radiologists in the U.S., interventional radiologists pulled down the highest salaries, with an average annual compensation of $411,345. That topped the average annual salary of $394,034 for U.S. radiologists of all experience levels, organization types, and modality specializations. Geographically, radiologists in the U.S. West North Central region reported the highest salaries.
Among radiologic technologists (RTs), nuclear medicine technologists reported the highest salaries, with average annual compensation of $80,779, while RTs in the U.S. Pacific region reported the highest compensation levels.
Did you know that you can perform customized searches of our SalaryScan data to generate the exact comparisons that are relevant to you? Get started by going to our Jobs section at jobs.auntminnie.com.
Chang on AI and radiology
Finally, Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference just wrapped up in San Jose, CA, and a number of key opinion leaders in radiology were on hand to discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting the specialty. We caught up with several of them for video interviews, including Dr. Paul Chang of the University of Chicago, whose discussion was one of our top stories for the week. Check out the video and other interviews in our Artificial Intelligence Community.
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