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  • Need advice Radiology training

    Posted by JC1953 on September 8, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Hi everyone, I joined this forum because I feel a bit lost and need some guidance. I’m from an eastern european country where residents are considered “cheap labor” from year 1, and we’re basically dumped with highly complicated cases and workload way above our skill level (mri, ct..) and the attendings only help if you have very quick and specific questions, and even then they don’t really care much because it’s not their name on the report.
     
    This specialty is so hard, no matter how much I study from books and watch lectures I feel there is really a big part of it that can only be learned from the daily workflow and experience.
     
    Do you guys have any kind of tips for me to follow so I can actually become a good radiologist when having to learn almost everything by myself? Are there any available databases where I can see cases and full reports made by good radiologists? I know Standford’s claripacs and it’s great but only has MSK.

    Unknown Member replied 3 years, 10 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • consuldreugenio

    Member
    September 8, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Very unfortunate. Usually, most US residencies ease the residents in their first year. No call, no weekends, lots of time to study. 
     
    You will have to lean on the senior residents as many of your problems will be unique to your program. If they have no solutions, then your program is a lost cause. 
     
    It’s up to your attendings to tell you what a good report looks like. This sort of thing evolves over time.
     
    You shouldn’t be focused on reports first year. You should be focused on learning the basics and building from that.  

    • namaalamry_845

      Member
      September 8, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      I have heard a new website called casestacks may be good. Good luck!

      • ranweiss

        Member
        September 8, 2020 at 5:47 pm

        As a first year I felt that basics like radiologyassistant.nl, CORE radiology, and doing lots of casebook series was the most useful.
         
        Once you have a grasp on the anatomy and basic pathology, you can step it up to more detailed sources. Don’t worry, good radiologists even come out of crappy residency programs, although it may take more initiative on their part. 
         
        Best of luck. 

  • Unknown Member

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    September 8, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Quote from Kelman

    Do you guys have any kind of tips for me to follow so I can actually become a good radiologist when having to learn almost everything by myself? Are there any available databases where I can see cases and full reports made by good radiologists? I know Standford’s claripacs and it’s great but only has MSK.

     
    I would love to help you.  Feel free to PM me.