Yeah, I'd say (Unofficially) radiology is probably the most common "second residency". It's a very common thing to see (although less now since slots are so competitive among direct allopathic grads).Hi, Just wondering if anyone has done a seconf residency in Rads after a residency in IM or if you know of someone who has done that....i just wanted to know about the pros and cons of doing this....thanks.
So far, I have met 2 ex-general surgery residents, 1 ex-ophtho resident, 1 ex-pathology resident, 1 ex-psych resident, 1 ex-family medicine attending, 1 ex-surgery attending, 2 ex-EM attendings and 1 "ex"-neurology attending.Hi, Just wondering if anyone has done a seconf residency in Rads after a residency in IM or if you know of someone who has done that....i just wanted to know about the pros and cons of doing this....thanks.
I'm not sure of the specifics with regard to funding. I think in many cases a residency program has to eat the difference (i.e. they pay for the resident's salary instead of using government money). Especially if someone had already surpassed a set number of years of training. So in a sense, you would need to prove to the residency program that you're worth the added expense.I'm trying to understand how doing a second residency would work. First of all, this is different from switching your specialty during residency in, for example, family medicine. I've heard that funding is an issue when switching during residency. Does that mean that if you complete one residency, then do another residency that you get new funding for the second residency? Also, let's say that you're not the most competitive applicant for radiology now; would having completed one residency move the focus away from board scores and class ranks in the hunt for the second residency since, presumably, you'd be successfully licensed in one specialty?