This is from the recommended books thread for radiology residents and I basically agree. If you are at a program with low pass rates on the Core exam, try to be more aggressive with reading early on and consider personalized instruction.
Medical school/internship: read Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics
Week before rotation: read Core Radiology section relevant to upcoming rotation
During rotation (1st time): read basic book, such as Fundamentals of Body CT, Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology, Fundamentals of Pediatric Imaging, Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, and selected books from The Requisites (e.g., Ultrasound)
During rotation (2nd time): read relevant Case Reviews +/- RadCases books
During rotation (3rd time or mini-fellowship): read more detailed book such as Stoller
During rotation (when encountering interesting or complex case): STATdx
During the year at random times (e.g., while eating breakfast, during commute, etc.): Aunt Minnie's Atlas and Imaging-Specific Diagnosis, Radiology Recall
Review for boards: read Crack the Core Exam, reread Core Radiology
1. Pick up as many cases as you can
2. Try to study a little bit every day (this is much harder than it sounds) - Core Radiology is good for this
3. Keep StatDx and Radiopedia pulled up during the day and try to study as you encounter pathologies/differentials
It's like the "big robbins" book for medical school. It's great if you have all day to read and don't care when you graduate. There are better books to get the fundamental understanding without suffering through piles of details.
Everybody makes mistakes . its ok to say I dont know if its your first time seeing things. That's why you are in training. Learn from other peoples mistakes and your mistakes to constantly try and improve. Good attitude is important. I dont know many people who want to help or train people who have a bad attitude, are snide, appear like they are not paying attention , arrogant, conceited, being a jerk, etc. You get the picture.