You will feel inadequate in the next 4 years. Middle into you fellowship, you will feel better. Then in the last week of your fellowship, again, when you compare yourself to the attending next to you, you feel really really inadequate.
But, you have to start your first job. First it is difficult. Eventually, you will realize that though you have a lot of inadequacies, you are good enough to save lives or address important findings.
Soooo, I found out I start on ultrasound! Any tips? I have no idea what I'm looking at when I see ultrasound (beyond placing central lines)
I have the same question... Starting rads in about two months. My prelim doesn't allow rad electives, And I have a hard schedule that doesn't really give me any time to do Much reading outside of medicine. At what level of knowledge do programs expect incoming residents to have? How do I get to that level?
Start rads in July. I'm feeling very inadequately prepared for the reality that will hit me on July 1 2013. Any tips?
Read anatomy. It is the backbone of radiology.
You can start take a look at your first rotation material. For example if it is GU, you can start reading about common GU entities like trauma, renal stones, IVPs, renal masses, bladder masses, hematuria, ..... Or importantly you can read about basics of renal imaging esp US and CT protocols like NECT, phases of contrast in CT, IVP protocol, ....
Also try to start making bridge between clinical questions and applications of imaging modalities soon in your residency. For example, what is the indication of renal US versus MRI? If a patient has RCC, how should you follow it up or protocol the f/u study? Even if you do not read MRI in your first year, you have to know its indications.