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  1. None. Community radiologists can, and do, make seven figures. To wit, an old colleague of mine, in their first year of community practice, was pulling in $90K per month, which was at 75% partnership. The following year they went to 100%. Do that math.
  2. Yeah rads jobs are hugely variable. For instance, a colleague of mine just took a tele job working for a big academic centre, but he's going to be based in Hawaii and working a number of weekdays per week, plus one weekend day. No procedures (obviously, since this is tele work), all diagnostic. Another was looking at some nighthawk work wherein they'd only be working two weeks per month, but three weekends per month, also. Other jobs offer four days per week work with call, etc., etc. There are myriad combinations depending on what you wish to do.
  3. Getting a radiology job you want is multifactorial. Some of the factors involved: What happens to be in demand at any given centre (which, in itself is multifactorial, i.e., are radiologists retiring, is a department expanding, etc.). If you're well liked and your home institution targets you early on for a job and keeps on in mind (and possibly on hold) for you until you finish your training. Your skillset: if a certain department is looking for body rads who have OB, for example, and your residency/fellowship didn't offer that experience, well... Or if whatever subspecial
  4. Per the latest scheduled of Ontario benefits, the professional fee is $97.50 for each, with IV contrast. More if it's with/without IV contrast.
  5. Yes I know their academic ranks, i.e., low. I reckon that my fellowship centre is foremost in allocating research days to staff radiologists as I've not seen this anywhere. The norm is definitely to allow the fellows to run the show and do the lion's share of the diagnostic and procedural work, if not all. The attendings generally read plain films as well as the odd cross-sectional study here or there, i.e., one per day, if any. Quite a contrary experience from my residency years at one of the biggest centres in Canada.
  6. At my (US) fellowship centre, even spanking new staff received at least one research day per week--no grants required. They relied quite heavily on the fellows doing all of the work, which freed up a lot of attending time.
  7. I have been on multiple medical school admissions committees over the past number of years as an application reviewer and interviewer. The GPA is important at many schools, and taken into consideration differently at each. You should do the due diligence to see what is currently required from each school to which you are considering applying. For many, once you have the necessarily GPA and MCAT scores (if the latter is a requirement) then the other components of the application are considered. Contrary to what is often stated, myriad extracurricular experiences are often not required. Wha
  8. Correct. Some of the direct-entry curricula are quite creative.
  9. I would also note, however, that depending on the US centre, US radiologists receive a LOT more research time, i.e., anywhere from 2-4 days per week. That's far more than I saw any Canadian radiologist receive.
  10. When I was researching fellowships I spoke with both, the fellowship directors of the programs I was interested in, as well as current fellows. The latter were especially helpful in providing the information that you're wondering about.
  11. I'm a Toronto rads grad. It's a big program and busy, as you might be able to imagine. The experience depends, in part, on the other residents in your year.
  12. GTA rads salaries vary hugely, even within the U. Toronto. U. Toronto has four practice groups centrally: St. Mike's (now Unity Health), Sick Kids, JDMI and Sunnybrook. Each group offers different average salaries, and these differ depending on post and licensing (the latter, for example, if you are an IMG and did not take the Canadian board exams, then you can practice at U. Toronto, but will receive a lower salary than your colleagues). The average salaries range from lowest to highest as follows: Sick Kids, Sunnybrook, JDMI, then St. Mike's. The range is approximately $300K-$750K. Comm
  13. It depends, and on many factors. For one, what is the skillset required/desired, of the group that you wish to join? Academic vs. community can be quite different. Also, many fellows already have jobs secured and their group will request that they receive fellowship training in a certain area. That was one factor which guided my choice of fellowship, for example. Completing a fellowship in a centre where you'd eventually like to work is a good way to become familiar with the group, and most importantly, them you. (The latter point can be positive or negative!)
  14. Many programs hire internally. I was trained at one of the largest residency programs in Canada, and then fellowship-trained in a similarly large/reputable program in the US. Both programs have, and do, hire their trainees. Working within a program gives both parties the experience of, for one, a very long job interview.
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