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Your ideal approach to learning radiology

Discussion in 'Radiology' started by Thesunlighthurtsmyeyes, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Thesunlighthurtsmyeyes

    Thesunlighthurtsmyeyes 2+ Year Member

    Oct 26, 2014
    What would you do differently/how would you approach learning radiology if you had to start over again as an R1 and had to do your entire residency again.

    What books would you use? (e.g. Fundamentals of pediatric iamging by Donnelly, Osborne, Radcases,...)
    What books that you have read would you avoid?
    What worked for you and would you do again?
    What other resources would you definitely try?
    Would you spend more time rereading cases that you tried yourself and were then read out by senior residents...?

    In short, could you describe your ideal approach to learning radiology during residency?

    I think it would be great to get a few different opinions here as a future reference for residents that are only just starting out (like myself)
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  3. bjb305

    bjb305 10+ Year Member

    May 31, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    my ideal learning approach -- insert ethernet cord into brain. download all information.
  4. greg1184

    greg1184 10+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    I wish.

    My approach is being patient. Reading every day and trying to take in as much as possible. At my program we have weekly B&H reviews. So I read for that and also my current rotations. More importantly, I try to stick to one resource to avoid spreading myself too thin. I try to take 1-2 days off from reading to avoid burnout. I am treating knowledge like radation. It is a cumulative effect. Radiology is 4 years long for a reason.
  5. shark2000

    shark2000 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    I use wifi.
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  6. meister

    meister Senior Member Physician Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    If I could back to being an R1 I would read B&H more regularly in addition to dedicated texts for each rotation. Once you are taking evening and overnight call it's a lot more complicated to learn.
  7. Salient

    Salient 7+ Year Member

    Jun 17, 2008
  8. colbgw02

    colbgw02 Delightfully Tacky 10+ Year Member

    Brant and Helms. A popular textbook.

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