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Get a Head Start on Your Career (April 28, 2021)

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 virtual RLI event will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge, skills and tips on how to most effectively enter the radiology workforce in a way that positions you for the greatest opportunity for success.

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.


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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)


Spring 2021 RLI Virtual Kickstart Your Career Agenda


Due to COVID-19, this workshop has been converted to a virtual event with a combination of pre-recorded lectures and a live, interactive webinar scheduled on April 28, 2021 from 5-7pm ET.

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.

LIVE Interactive Webinar - April 28, 2021 5-7pm ET/2-4pm PT (2 hours)


Schedule

(eastern time)

Topic/Faculty

2020 Virtual Workshop


5 – 5:10pm
(10 min)

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
 Speaker
5:10 – 5:55pm
(45 min)                                                
Interactive Mock Interviews
All Faculty
 Small group breakout
5:55 – 6:20pm
(25 min)
Interactive component (Dealing with Difficult People Activity w/Dr. Ellen Chung)  Small group breakout
6:20 – 6:50pm
(30 min)
All Faculty Open Q&A Form  Interactive Panel
6:50 – 7pm
(10 min)
Closing Remarks
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
 Speaker

Pre-recorded Lectures 


Listen to these BEFORE live webinar (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Schedule (Length)

Topic/Faculty

2020 Virtual Workshop

(35 min) Interviewing for Success: Secrets from the Wharton School
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
Interviewing for Success: Secrets from the Wharton School 
Recorded
(35 min)
How to Evaluate a Job Offer
Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR
 Recorded
(35 min) Dealing with Difficult People
Ellen M. Chung, MD
 Recorded
(55 min)

Academia & Private Practice: Understanding the Similarities and Differences in Employment and How to Make the Best Decision for You (8-10 minutes each)

  • Rend Al-Khalili, MD
  • David Boyd, MD, MBA
  • Linda Chu, MD
  • Daniel Singer, MD, FACR
  • Suzanne Palmer, MD
 Recorded

Optional Lectures


Pre-recorded Lectures: Listen to these BEFORE live webinar (2 hours, 40 minutes)

 

Schedule (Length)

Topic/Faculty

2020 Virtual Workshop

(35 min) Corporatization and Related Tendencies-Impact on the Next Generation of Radiologists
Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR
Recorded
(35 min)
Mentoring and Professionalism
Peter Van Geertruyden, MD, LTC(Ret)
Recorded
(30 min) Smart with Money! Personal Finance Steps for Your Transition from Training
Scott Truhlar, MD, MS, MBA, FACR
Recorded
(30-35 min) Draconian Clauses in My Contract; What Do They Mean; Can I Do Anything About Them?
Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR
Recorded
 (40 min)

Fast & Furious Panel Round: Key Things to Know and Do to Succeed in Your First Year

  • Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Idowu, MD (Leaving a Job Without Burning a Bridge)
  • Peter Van Geertruyden, MD, LTC(Ret) (Networking)
  • Vivek Kalia, MD, MPH, MS - MI Chapter Speaker (Expectations in first year)
  • Amy Oliveira, MD - MA Chapter Speaker (Burnout)
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 COVID-19, this workshop has been converted to a virtual event with a combination of pre-recorded lectures and a live, interactive webinar scheduled on April 28, 2021 from 5-7pm ET.

Due to the small workgroup interactivity of this webinar, seats are limited to the first 75 registrants. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Tuition

The deadline to register is Monday, April 26 at 11:59pm ET


Regular Registration Rate

Nonmember  $65
Member $50
MIT (US and Canadian Residents) $35

Faculty

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Frank Lexa, MD, MBA, FACR

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Jen Nathan MD

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

Reston Radiology Consultants
Reston, VA

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Linda Chu, MD

Johns Hopkins Medical Institute
Baltimore, MD

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Ellen Chung, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH


Lawrence Muroff, MD, FACR

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

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Suzanne L. Palmer, M.D., FACP

Keck Medical Center of USC, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Amy Oliveira, MD

University of Massachusetts-Baystate and Radiology & Imaging, Inc.
Springfield, MA

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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)

Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital
Fort Belvoir, VA

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Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Idowu, MD

Fairfax Radiological Consultants PC
Fairfax, 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