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  • IR in Private Practice

    Posted by Unknown Member on August 31, 2008 at 6:44 am

    How is it generally? What are you expected to cover (i.e. reading other modalities, etc). Are you mainly doing procedures all day, or do you read PF/CT/MR of body/MSK/Neuro also, and if so, how much?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Unknown Member

    Deleted User
    September 1, 2008 at 9:02 am

    I’ve done some good AM searching, and still am curious to know what the guys in the actual private practice feel about their jobs.

    I understand that there is a range of what people see out-there from what I’ve read, and the consensus is that the larger the practice, the better it is overall. It seems that if you have your own clinics, the better it is, but not sure how prevalent that trend is. Also, there seems to be a high degree of variability in amount of IR work, some practices you can do IR almost 100% of the time, others you are on for a few days, then read general for the rest. And as for call, it seems that you should go for a place where you only share IR call (not also diag, unless the diag guys also share IR call.)

    But what I don’t know is rough percentage of break down of the types of IR jobs out there. For example, do majority of IR guys always have to read other modalities too, or do majority of IR guys do mostly IR procedures. Is the clinics in the IR practice a minority still? Is there a real movement out there yet of IR guys making a larger group and providing a multi-hospital regional service? IF yes, in what cities?

    Lastly, would it be a realistic expectation to have a 7am to 5-6pm schedule everyday, or is it more like work till 8-10 pm??

    As much as I like the idea of doing procedures and being a more rounded “clinician”, the life style does play an important factor, and I wanted to see if it is at all possible to have a descent life still AND be in IR. If not, I’m just going to stop thinking of IR altogether and think about other fellowships.


    • Unknown Member

      Deleted User
      May 8, 2022 at 10:51 pm

      It all depends. 

      If you are IR, you are going to be abused by senior partners in your group.

      They will pay you 25/RVU while they will get paid 70/RVU.

      fw is the best example.