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Kickstart Your Career

Get a Head Start on Your Career

Get a Head Start on Your Career

The radiology landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade and the pace of change will not subside any time soon. The breadth and scope of what you need to know and understand has expanded significantly. This means that your potential future employers are now seeking candidates with more comprehensive skill sets. With this course, RLI will get you prepared and armed to find the right job and embark on your career journey with enthusiasm and confidence.

Designed for residents and fellows, this workshop offers the unique opportunity to learn through self-paced pre-recorded lectures as well as an interactive live webinar. Upon participating, residents will gain critical knowledge about entering the workforce and have the chance to practice their skills in real-world scenarios with guided support from leading experts in radiology. Additionally, those who attend may sign up for an exclusive, one-year mentorship program for personalized guidance as they prepare to transition out of residency and into the workforce.

The registration fee is $35 per resident. All physicians in approved radiology residency programs or fellowships in the U.S. and Canada are members of the ACR and qualify for the Member-in-training (MIT) rate.

Kickstart Your Career Attendees: Transition Mentorship Program


Kickstart attendees are welcome to sign up for a mentor to assist in their transition from residency into fellowship/first radiology job. Registered attendees may complete an application to be matched with a mentor who has experience in the area of their interest!

What a Past Attendee Said of the Mentorship Program:
“In addition to the workshop, the ACR RLI offers a follow-up mentorship program to continue these discussions longitudinally with a personally selected mentor – my favorite aspect of this experience. My mentor and I have been in touch regularly (via emails and Zoom), whereby she provides me with realistic expectations and honest answers in a way that has been therapeutic and motivational. At a time of quarantine and societal separation, I am immensely grateful to have had this opportunity to connect on such a deep and fulfilling level with discussions of ambitions and a brighter future.” - Michelle Roytman, MD, Neuroradiology Fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital (10/2020)


Calling all YPS, mid-career and seasoned radiologists:
Are you interested in mentoring a resident through the transition from residency into their fellowship/first job? Sign up here to be a mentor!

Testimonials


 Raffi Ourfalian, DO

 
Headshot of Raffi Ourfalian “During the workshop they also held mock interviews, which was great practice for my virtual fellowship interviews. An added unexpected bonus for me was that during my actual Fellowship interviews I had a more thought-out and confident answer to the “Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? Question. My interviewers were impressed by how much thought I’ve put it into it... I would totally recommend this workshop to all trainees of all levels as well as those that are early in their attending career. I even plan on retaking the course before my job interviews to give me the best edge I can to land me the right job for me.” -Raffi Ourfalian, DO, aPGY4/R3 - Chief Diagnostic Radiology Resident, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

 

 

 Michelle Roytman, MD

 
“Led by experts in the field who are both experienced and approachable, the workshop encompasses critical topics not traditionally taught in residency, including effective communication, secrets for interview success, evaluating a job offer, assessing contract clauses, tips for personal financial success, mentoring, and professionalism. Attending this workshop – particularly at a time when these topics were most relevant to me – was influential in my ultimate decision for my first job. Hearing the unique perspectives of these leaders was enlightening and enriching, and having the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions with experts in the field provided me with personal insight I did not anticipate experiencing. I encourage radiologists at all stages of their career – budding and established – to engage in discussions regarding these nonclinical skills and incorporate them into their practice. Even with the best mentors, we must be our own advocates and it is never too early, or too late, to learn the skills to successfully do so. While there are many excellent approaches, I encourage you to consider the ACR RLI Kickstart Your Career workshop firsthand. I certainly am grateful to have done so.” -Michelle Roytman, MD, Neuroradiology Fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Headshot of Michelle Roytman


2023 RLI Kickstart Your Career Agenda


Resident-focused content for Virtual Chapter Meetings

Will your chapter host a virtual meeting in the coming months? If so, consider adding content geared toward residents developed by the Radiology Leadership Institute® (RLI). This career-development offering is based off the RLI Kickstart Your Career workshops and focuses on the transition from residency into fellowship/practice. The content is shared via pre-recorded lectures with options for a live Q&A and/or mock interview sessions. Curious? Direct questions to Jennifer Pendo.

Workshop Agenda - Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6pm - 8pm ET


Schedule

(eastern time)

Topic/Faculty


(All times, faculty and topics are tentative and subject to change)

Live Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6-8pm ET

6:00 – 6:10 PM
(10 min)

Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Live

6:10 – 6:40 PM
(30 min)

Interactive Exercise: Dealing with Difficult People
Ellen M. Chung, MD 
Interactive exercise

6:40 - 7:25 PM
(45 min)

Mock Interviews
All faculty
Interactive exercise
7:25 - 7:55 PM
(30 min)
Open Q&A Forum
All faculty
Panel Discussion
7:55 - 8:00 PM
(5 min)
Wrap Up and Thank You
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
Live

 

 

   

Schedule

(Length)

 

Topic/Faculty

(All times, faculty and topics are tentative and subject to change)

 

Self-paced Recorded Presentations

35 min                         

Corporatization and Related Tendencies-Impact on the Next Generation of Radiologists
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Recorded

45 min

Academia & Private Practice: Understanding the Similarities and Differences in Employment and How to Make the Best Decision for You
• David Boyd, MD, MBA
• Rend Al-Khalili, MD
• Ann Jay, MD 
• Daniel Singer, MD, FACR 

Recorded
30 min
How to Evaluate a Job Offer and Post-Pandemic Contract Negotiations
Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR

Recorded

40 min

Interviewing for Success: Secrets from the Wharton School
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

Recorded
5 min
Brief Remarks from ACR Career Center
ACR Staff
Recorded
40 min
Fast & Furious Panel Round: Key Things to Know and Do to Succeed in Your First Year
(TED Talks – 8-10 minutes each)
1. Peter Van Geertruyden, MD (Networking)
2. Ann Jay, MD (Expectations in first year)
3. Jennifer E. Nathan, MD (Work/Life Balance and Managing Burnout)
4. Andy Moriarity, MD (The Economics of Job Crafting and Evolving Practice Models)
Recorded
35 min
Dealing with Difficult People
Ellen M. Chung, MD 
Recorded
35 min
Mentoring and Professionalism
Peter Van Geertruyden, MD
Recorded
35 min
Smart with Money! Personal Finance Steps for Your Transition from Training
Scott Truhlar, MD, MS, MBA, FACR
Recorded

The registration fee is $35 per resident. All physicians in approved radiology residency programs or fellowships in the U.S. and Canada are members of the ACR and qualify for the Member-in-training (MIT) rate.

Due to the small workgroup interactivity of this webinar, seats are limited to the first 75 registrants and registration will close on Monday, October 30. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Faculty

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Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

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Jennifer Nathan, MD

Andrews Air Force Base
Andrews Air Force Base, MD

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Rend Al-Khalili, MD

Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC


David Boyd, MD, MBA, FACR

Reston Radiology Consultants
Reston, VA

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Ellen Chung, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

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Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Idowu, MD

Fairfax Radiology Consultants
Fairfax, VA


Ann K. Jay, MD

Georgetown University Medical Center DR Program
Washington, DC

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Amy L. Kotsenas, MD, FACR

May Clinic Rochester
Rochester, MN

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Andrew Moriarity, MD

Advanced Radiology Services PC
Grand Rapid, MI


Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

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Scott M. Truhlar, MD, MS, MBA, FACR

Radiologic Medical Services, PC, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA


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Daniel Singer, MD, FACR

Radiology Associates of South Florida
Marco Island, FL

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Peter Van Geertruyden, MD, LTC (Ret), FACR

Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital
Fort Belvoir, VA

Olga Laur, MD, MHS


“The talks were focused on equipping rising radiology professionals with the right tools to attack their dream positions… The breadth of the advice was incredible, and the impact it made on me was substantial.” - Olga Laur, MD, MHS, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Atheeth Hiremath, MD


Headshot of Atheeth Hiremath “For me, one of the highlights of the event was the career panel where academic radiologists and private practice radiologists discussed their career paths. As one would suspect, it was the rare faculty member who knew exactly which career trajectory would become their final destination. Most faculty cited timely circumstances and influential mentors who guided their decisions. Hearing these varied experiences provided a relief to many residents, who at times feel they have to make an early and rigid decision about one pathway or the other.” - Atheeth Hiremath, MD, past RLI Kickstart Your Career attendee, Maryland Radiological Society-RFS President, and a resident in the Department of Radiology at the University of Maryland

Nicholas Ferguson


“As a relatively fresh 4th year resident in my early 30’s just starting to hallucinate a life outside of the grind of training, I began to think about “getting a job,” which, surprisingly, no one had ever really formally taught me about (after all, it’s not on the boards). After serendipitously coming across the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute, I found out about the (virtual) “Kickstart Your Career” Workshop, looked at the speakers/subjects and decided it would be worth [the time]. It was definitely worth every second I spent on it!”  - Nicholas Ferguson, PGY-5 Resident, Diagnostic Radiology, Loma Linda University Headshot of Nick Ferguson

Raffi Ourfalian, DO


Headshot of Raffi Ourfalian “During the workshop they also held mock interviews, which was great practice for my virtual fellowship interviews. An added unexpected bonus for me was that during my actual Fellowship interviews I had a more thought-out and confident answer to the “Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? Question. My interviewers were impressed by how much thought I’ve put it into it... I would totally recommend this workshop to all trainees of all levels as well as those that are early in their attending career. I even plan on retaking the course before my job interviews to give me the best edge I can to land me the right job for me.” - Raffi Ourfalian, DO, aPGY4/R3 - Chief Diagnostic Radiology Resident, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

Michelle Roytman, MD


“Led by experts in the field who are both experienced and approachable, the workshop encompasses critical topics not traditionally taught in residency, including effective communication, secrets for interview success, evaluating a job offer, assessing contract clauses, tips for personal financial success, mentoring, and professionalism. Attending this workshop – particularly at a time when these topics were most relevant to me – was influential in my ultimate decision for my first job. Hearing the unique perspectives of these leaders was enlightening and enriching, and having the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions with experts in the field provided me with personal insight I did not anticipate experiencing. I encourage radiologists at all stages of their career – budding and established – to engage in discussions regarding these nonclinical skills and incorporate them into their practice. Even with the best mentors, we must be our own advocates and it is never too early, or too late, to learn the skills to successfully do so. While there are many excellent approaches, I encourage you to consider the ACR RLI Kickstart Your Career workshop firsthand. I certainly am grateful to have done so.” - Michelle Roytman, MD, Neuroradiology Fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Headshot of Michelle Roytman