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M1 here. I know it's early, but I'm pretty confident that I want to go into radiology. Is this a specialty where research is required to match? I really dislike research, and I would not do it if I didn't have to.

That said, I do want to work in or around a major city in the Northeast, so maybe research would be necessary to match in these more competitive programs?

Lastly, when would be the best time to get involved in research? Would a project over the summer be sufficient?
 
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http://www.studentdoctor.net/2010/10/the-successful-match-getting-into-radiology/

Dr. Scott Pretorius, former radiology residency program director at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote that “in this competitive market for radiology residency slots, medical students with research backgrounds…allow themselves the opportunity to stand out in a field of increasingly highly qualified applicants. As an advisor of medical students, I routinely recommend that students intending to apply for radiology residency seek out a research mentor and undertake some kind of research project.”
 

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M1 here. I know it's early, but I'm pretty confident that I want to go into radiology. Is this a specialty where research is required to match? I really dislike research, and I would not do it if I didn't have to.

That said, I do want to work in or around a major city in the Northeast, so maybe research would be necessary to match in these more competitive programs?

Lastly, when would be the best time to get involved in research? Would a project over the summer be sufficient?

I think radiology is an excellent career choice for you. Consider Interventional as well. It's surgical and very interesting. If you're gonna gun through out medical school, might as well try for that.

Also, best time is M1 summer and again during third year if you have an understanding PI.

You will be best off looking at the ACGME radiology PD survey to see how highly they value research relative to other fields.


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No, I know several people with no research who matched radiology. A few at very top programs. The thing they all have in common: very high Step I score.
 

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No, I know several people with no research who matched radiology. A few at very top programs. The thing they all have in common: very high Step I score.
It's not as hard to match into radiology anymore although just a few years ago it was ridiculous.
 

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I think radiology is an excellent career choice for you. Consider Interventional as well. It's surgical and very interesting. If you're gonna gun through out medical school, might as well try for that.

Also, best time is M1 summer and again during third year if you have an understanding PI.

You will be best off looking at the ACGME radiology PD survey to see how highly they value research relative to other fields.


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That is the NRMP PD survey. The ACGME has nothing to do with it. http://bit.ly/NRMPPD2014
 

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M1 here. I know it's early, but I'm pretty confident that I want to go into radiology. Is this a specialty where research is required to match? I really dislike research, and I would not do it if I didn't have to.

That said, I do want to work in or around a major city in the Northeast, so maybe research would be necessary to match in these more competitive programs?

Lastly, when would be the best time to get involved in research? Would a project over the summer be sufficient?
Within each location, there is a spectrum of programs from community to academic. The research expectation ranges widely even within the same university affilitation, from Mt Auburn to BIDMC to MGH, or from Pennsy to HUP.
 
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Within each location, there is a spectrum of programs from community to academic. The research expectation ranges widely even within the same university affiliation, from Mt Auburn to BIDMC to MGH, or from Pennsy to HUP.
Actually, I'm quite interested in doing my residency in Boston. I assume research is probably a must for MGH since it's ranked #2 in the country, but perhaps I can get into Brigham and Woman's , BIDC, Boston Medical Center, or Tufts Medical Center...
 

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Actually, I'm quite interested in doing my residency in Boston. I assume research is probably a must for MGH since it's ranked #2 in the country, but perhaps I can get into Brigham and Woman's , BIDC, Boston Medical Center, or Tufts Medical Center...
Ranked by who?
 
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Are you just playing dumb to prove a point? What other residency "ranking" is there? FF I agree with Psai that Doximity rankings are flawed and its silly to be using them for anything but a very rough idea of top programs. The actual order and numbers... not so much.
 

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Actually, I'm quite interested in doing my residency in Boston. I assume research is probably a must for MGH since it's ranked #2 in the country, but perhaps I can get into Brigham and Woman's , BIDC, Boston Medical Center, or Tufts Medical Center...
BWH is a top program and most of the residents have done research.
 

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Actually, I'm quite interested in doing my residency in Boston. I assume research is probably a must for MGH since it's ranked #2 in the country, but perhaps I can get into Brigham and Woman's , BIDC, Boston Medical Center, or Tufts Medical Center...
Hopping on this thread because I have exactly the same goals as you (including geographic location). What school do you go to?
 
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BWH is a top program and most of the residents have done research.
Assuming I have no interest in academic medicine or doing research in my career, does the ranking of my residency program matter all that much? I ultimately just want to be a partner in a private practice radiology group. Would completing my diagnostic rads residency at Tufts or UMass hold me back from accomplishing that in any way?

Hopping on this thread because I have exactly the same goals as you (including geographic location). What school do you go to?
I'd prefer not to mention where I go to school for the sake of anonymity. What year are you in? M1 here.
 

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Assuming I have no interest in academic medicine or doing research in my career, does the ranking of my residency program matter all that much? I ultimately just want to be a partner in a private practice radiology group. Would completing my diagnostic rads residency at Tufts or UMass hold me back from accomplishing that in any way?



I'd prefer not to mention where I go to school for the sake of anonymity. What year are you in? M1 here.
Same. I'm an M1. Can you pm it to me? We might go to the same school even.
 

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Doximity, based on surveys of board-certified specialists, asked to name the 5 residency programs in their specialty with the best clinical training
You are really obsessed with ranking. I don't know what the big deal is. You're acting like these rankings are the word of God passed down by stone tablets.

You do realize that response bias makes the ranking meaningless? If everyone from ucsf ranks ucsf but no one from stanford sends in list then stanford would have a low rank no matter what people actually think.
 
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You are really obsessed with ranking. I don't know what the big deal is. You're acting like these rankings are the word of God passed down by stone tablets.

You do realize that response bias makes the ranking meaningless? If everyone from ucsf ranks ucsf but no one from stanford sends in list then stanford would have a low rank no matter what people actually think.
I recognize the risk of response bias but also think they have generally good face validity, making it useful to guide applicants who would otherwise have only anecdotal information or no information at all.
 

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Assuming I have no interest in academic medicine or doing research in my career, does the ranking of my residency program matter all that much? I ultimately just want to be a partner in a private practice radiology group.
You want a program with connections to where you want to practice. Regardless of ranking, usually that's geographical. For the top programs, alumni tend to be distributed more widely. A big and top ranked program like MIR would widen your options but if you know you want to practice in a specific locale, a solid program in the region would suffice.
 
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I recognize the risk of response bias but also think they have generally good face validity, making it useful to guide applicants who would otherwise have only anecdotal information or no information at all.
If you look at the rankings, you'll see that Cleveland clinic is highly ranked for anesthesia on doximity and it's full of imgs. There are many such examples. Feel free to draw your own conclusions.
 

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It's not as hard to match into radiology anymore although just a few years ago it was ridiculous.
I believe the nadir of rads was about 2 yrs ago, yet somehow the mean Step 1 remains 241. "Top programs", as people like to say, are still very competitive. That said, most programs will provide good training. I felt fortunate to have matched.
 
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