RFS news highlights resources, issues, and news relevant to in-training members of the ACR. If you have a topic idea or would like to contribute to the blog, please email RFS Secretary Patricia Balthazar, MD.




 JACR® June Highlights




Invasive Procedural Versus Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Services Rendered by Radiology Trainees Over Two Decades


Every trainee at some point must have heard their attendings compare the current training and the “good old days.” In this article, Rosenkrantz et al., use Medicare claims data to describe the evolution of radiology training over two decades (1997–2016). Important takeaways include the increasing volume shift from plain film to cross-sectional imaging and the relative decrease in work attributed to invasive procedures. Their findings raise questions about the diverging future of DR and IR-DR training and the impact on the level of comfort current DR trainees will have performing procedures in future practice.

Civil Discourse | Teaching to the Test: Risks and Benefits


How to prepare trainees to excel on the ABR core exam and function as effective radiologists in clinical practice? In this article, Lori Deitte, MD, FACR, gathers the opinion of four radiology educators on this topic. A must-read for trainees, program directors, and clinical educators.

The Employment Experience of Recent Graduates From US Radiation Oncology Training Programs: The Practice Entry Survey Results From 2012 to 2017


If you are a radiation oncology resident approaching the end of your training, this article is for you. Dr. Royce et al., present the results of the annual Practice Entry Survey, where 302 recently graduated radiation oncologists answered about their workforce placement experience, including debt, salary, and benefits information. Now you have data to help you during job hunting, interviews, and offer negotiations.

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