Get Involved (In Societies!): A Guide for Radiologists-To-Be

If you are a radiology resident or fellow or you are a medical student interested in pursuing radiology, you should know that there are a gazillion opportunities for you to become actively involved in radiology societies and benefit from a plethora of educational resources that they offer for FREE.  The highlights were outlined in a paper published in the American Journal of Roentgenology in…


From Trainee to Radiologist: How I Learned to Win the Interview & Other Lessons on Landing the Job

If you are nearing the end of your radiology training, you are no stranger to the interview process.  From medical school through internship, radiology residency, and fellowship, you’ve likely participated in at least 50 (if not more!) interviews.  This experience might have garnered greater confidence in the interviewing process, but are you really prepared for what comes next?   When…


Radiologist $alary Update 2020: Show Me The Money!

One of the most popular posts on The Reading Room is about radiologist compensation (FYI: it’s worth clicking on the link for the title of said blog post alone).  Alas, as money still doesn’t grow on trees, it seemed like a good idea to give the post a facelift and update the numbers.  Note: the prior post also included a review of partnership terms and buy-in, buy-out arrangements that you may…


Financial Literacy Should Be a Required Part of the Residency Training Curriculum

Financial literacy is the possession of the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.  It is not emphasized in radiology training programs. Here are 13 reasons why it should be: 76% of medical students graduate with a median $200,000 of debt, which plays a major role in personal financial problems,…


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…


KA-CHING! That’s the Sound of Successful Compensation and Partnership Negotiation

Do you enjoy long lists of big numbers with dollar signs in front of them? How about digging into survey data? Do you like money?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you’re in the right place!  As I continue discussing radiology job contracts, I’ll delve into two of the most crucial components of contract evaluation —compensation and partnership terms.  In this post,…


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…