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Doing what you love: Why residents and fellows are considering careers in teleradiology

Originally published by Michael Walter as "Doing what you love: Why residents and fellows are considering careers in teleradiology" on Radiology Business 

When Christopher Garcia, MD, MHS, completed his post-residency fellowship in 2015, he was looking forward to kickstarting his career in radiology. As he considered the variety of job opportunities before him—joining a private practice, working at a hospital—one option made more sense than any others: reading remotely from ­­­­the comfort of his Connecticut home as a teleradiologist.  

What Every Radiologist Should Know Before Signing a Contract

For a radiologist exploring new opportunities, here’s a familiar scenario: You’ve had the interview, you've been offered a position and now you're reviewing the contract. But do you know what to look for? Do you know what important points may not be explicitly included in writing? Many factors come into play when a radiologist considers signing a contract for employment. It often comes down to two things: Time and money. Here are some particular points you should consider before you sign.

6 things every radiologist should ask in an interview

Originally published by Michael Walter as "6 things every radiologist should consider before signing with a new practice" on Radiology Business 

The job market for radiologists has never been better, with fewer medical students pursuing a career in radiology and a considerable number of physicians nearing retirement. And those trends only compound the systemic issues of an aging population and the ongoing physician shortage.

Radiologists find balance with work and life during the pandemic

From health and safety concerns to the economy and job security, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in significant changes to how we work and how we live.

Millions of Americans became telecommuters overnight and many radiologists who were accustomed to working in a traditional setting found themselves in unfamiliar territory—at a new home-workstation. For many, there were other new challenges—trying to work in close proximity with family members, adapting to no childcare, helping with e-learning, managing new “virtual work” technologies, etc. For most everyone it became clear, there was a growing need for work-life balance, work stability and work support.

What vRad’s sale will mean for radiologists and clients

Our practice is for sale. And frankly, I’m pretty excited about it. Based on past experiences, the sale of vRad bodes well for the future of our practice, our staff and our clients.

I left vRad. This is why I came back.

After 11 years as a vRad radiologist – 3 of them as Clinical Chief of Abdominal Imaging – I left in 2019 for a teleradiology position at another well-known national practice. Just 9 months later, I’m back. Here’s why.

8 reasons radiologists prefer to work for vRad

Skilled radiologists can be selective about where they practice. Following are the top reasons over 500 across the U.S. have chosen a job with vRad.

These CT images lead to diagnosis of one of first COVID-19 patients in the U.S.

The video below includes images from the actual CT study of a COVID-19 patient in the United States. As this disease spreads rapidly worldwide, chest CTs are emerging as a critical diagnostic tool for this infection. The likelihood is high that more radiologists will be called upon for similar studies. Please share this case with your colleagues.

Charitable spirit cultivates vRad partnership with RAD-AID

3 to 4 billion people lack access to medical imaging and its potentially life-saving diagnostic insights, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). RAD-AID was founded in 2008 to answer this need. What began with a few radiology professionals has grown to include more than 10,000 volunteers from 100 countries, 75 university-based chapters, on-site programs in over 30 countries, and an annual conference on global health radiology.