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- Feb 18, 2005
What would be the pros and cons? Anybody has insight/views on the topic?
If you want to work at a one of the premier groups in a major metro area, it will be expected that you to have a fellowship from a respected institution. In large groups there are economies of scale where the IRs do IR, Neuros do neuro, etc... So you can practice more of a particular specialty. The down side of doing a fellowship is the opportunity cost of 1 year of fellowship. But you've got to pay to play.What would be the pros and cons? Anybody has insight/views on the topic?
The ABR has anounced that they intend to change their certification process. My understanding is the following:What are these "areas of concentration"?
Ok, but let's say you want to work in a non-academic setting, could be in the sticks or not, and will likely do a lot of everything, would you still recommend completing a fellowship as a "just in case"?
The ABR has anounced that they intend to change their certification process. My understanding is the following:
Radiology residents will complete 30 months of general radiology training, after which they will complete a combined general radiology and physics written examination.
Subsequently, the resident will choose 3 radiology subspecialty areas in which to complete 6 month rotations. Upon finishing residency, radiologists not completing fellowships will practice for 15 months before becoming board certified by completing a computerized exam that concentrates on, but is not limited to, the three subspecialty areas in which the resident completed.
The idea is that the last 6 months of residency will no longer be dedicated to preparing for oral boards. Apparently, the ABR considers this time too valuable to be spent studying.
Divide et impera.Time will tell if this concept works out and if practice workflow is disrupted significantly, which many fear.