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The Radiologist’s Usual Suspects

The Radiologist’s Usual Suspects

It’s that time of year again when a whole bunch of fresh faced newbies are starting. It doesn’t feel like that long ago that I was in their shoes, so I like to think I’m sympathetic to what they are about to go through.

Having come into radiology, I don’t just get to work with one or two foundation year doctors…I get to work with them all!

After a while each newbie finds their feet and it starts to show in the way they request their scans. They even start to assimilate broad categories of personalities. Here they are from the point of view of the radiologist…

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Surgery to Radiology by Dr G

Surgery to Radiology by Dr G

I am just about to start as a ST1 in Clinical Radiology, having made the switch from Core Surgical Training.

To clarify, this is not an account of how to get into radiology, nor of how core surgical training equips you for radiology. This is an account of why I, like many others, have switched into radiology from another specialty and what I found along the way…

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Academies vs Traditional Radiology Training Scheme by Dr Q

Academies vs Traditional Radiology Training Scheme by Dr Q

Hello everyone!

I’m currently a fourth year trainee on a Hospital-based traditional Radiology training scheme in London.  I was however a trainee on the Devon-based Peninsula Radiology Academy for the first 15-16 months of my Radiology training, so have seen both sides of the coin, so-to-speak.

There are, as you would expect, advantages and disadvantages to both…

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