Financial Advisors: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

(😇👺😱) Okay, let’s face it: the idea of managing your own finances can seem like a daunting, time-consuming endeavor; one that requires a specialized skill set, secret knowledge and/or a crystal ball.  That’s why many physicians seek out the help of a financial advisor.  You may have questions:  Do you really need one? What exactly do they do anyway? How can you be sure you’re getting good…


Retirement Plans: What Every Radiologist Should Consider STAT

If you are a young radiologist, retirement may be the farthest thing from your mind—and possibly decades away. You might think understanding the many different types of retirement plans and investing accounts (and all their intricacies) is something you can deal with down the road. You have plenty of time, after all—right?  Hate to break it to you, but wrong! If this is news to you or you…


Contracts 101: What to Consider Before You Seal the Deal

When the job offers start rolling in (yay!), it’s a time to celebrate and savor all that your hard work has accomplished so far. If you also happen to experience a mixed-emotion cocktail with feelings of both elation and anxiety, don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal—commitment is scary.  You are about to enter the next phase of your journey: the process of negotiating a contract. In this…


Acing the Interview: How to Make a Great Impression & Not Mess Up

In this post, I’ll continue to discuss interview prep—how to navigate tricky interview questions and answers, banish interview jitters and project confidence, to make your best impression. Plus, a friendly refresher on interview behavior basics (or how not to kill your chances of landing the job)—because it’s the little things that can make or break it.  By the end of this post, you’ll most…


Interview Prep Strategies to Help YOU Shine

This post provides some helpful tips on how you can prepare to ace the interview.     “Today you are YOU,  that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive Who is YOUER than YOU!”     A lot of people look the same on paper.  The interview provides an opportunity to show why YOU are the best person for the job.   Everything that is said or implied during…


Field Notes from the Rad Race (Conclusions on Choosing the Right Practice Type)

I’ve come to the conclusion of this series on choosing the right practice type. This blog post covers a few last noteworthy trends in the radiology employment market, and sums up some key points to keep in mind as you assess the different practice types and make decisions about your radiology career path.  Finally, I’ll round it up with 100ccs of common sense and a pinch of your elders’ wisdom.……


Under Pressure: Spotting Private Practice Trouble Zones

Many radiology private practice groups today are under increasing financial pressure and facing more obstacles and competition to stay viable.   No, I'm not saying it's doomsday for these groups, but there are very real issues that are and will continue to impact private practice. As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  In this post, I’ll take a more detailed look at some of the most…