Physician (Male, Age 26) in New York, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitlePhysician
Salary$52,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week75
Company Size(not answered)
LocationNew York, NY
Years Experience13 months

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a large university hospital in New York City

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I take care of patients as a radiology resident

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health insurance, life insurance, dental, disability, 403b

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
extremely under compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes; I like this a lot, although there are annoying doctors, patients, and patient family members

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
all the time; you can’t do my job alone!

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 6
Benefits: 7
Hours: 8
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amGet in at 6:30 AM, go to morning conference until 8
8am to 9amread overnight cases with attending radiologist; sitting in front of a computer display and reading xrays, CT scans, MRIs, etc
9am to 10amsame
10am to 11amsame
11am to 12pmsame
12pm to 1pmNoon conference
1pm to 2pmdictate morning cases (reports are eventually transcribed by a transcriptionist), read out new cases of whatever imaging was done during the day
2pm to 3pmsame
3pm to 4pmsame
4pm to 5pmsame
5pm to 6pmsame – there is no fixed time I leave during the day. Some times I’m done by 4:30, other times I’m out around 7. Medicine is not a field with fixed hours
6pm to 7pmgo home :)!
7pm to 8pmrelax
8pm to 9pmrelax
9pm to 10pmrelax
10pm to 11pmread textbook / education time for ~ 1 – 2 hours
11pm to 12amGet to bed!

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
through the medical school match system – you are locked into a legal contract with the residency program

What was the application process?
electronic application / interviews / computerized match

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes. Individual interviews at the residency programs that deem you competitive based on your electronic application

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
why radiology? Tell us why we should hire you versus the next guy? What do you do for fun? Tell us about X, Y, Z on your CV. Basic questions, no big stressors.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes – we got orientation for a week and basically our job is to learn on the job / take care of pateitsn

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
4 years undergrad; 4 years medical school; 1 year internship (with MD)

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes – medical school is long, tedious, and expensive for a reason

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
No, radiology residents have to do a 1 year internship in a clinical field – internal medicine, surgery, or a mix of fields. I found this mostly useless and a waste of time for radiology since managing someone’s diabetes / blood pressure has little to do with being able to read a chest x-ray (only 1 example, but I could come up with 100’s)

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Go to medical school! No way around this one

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
excellent social skills, patience in dealing with people, solid medical school training, great with hands, eyes, mind

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
most certainly

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
residency is hard, long, and you are severely underpaid, but eventually we will be compensated like public thinks we are (read as, 6 figure salary). Most people are shocked to know I work so much and get so little. I worked it out once, I get paid about $13 / hour, and that’s with 8 years of extra schooling and 6 figures in student loans.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, it’s 100% part of my plan because I can be a certified radiologist without finishing residency!

What are your current career goals?
Go into private practice radiology and retire comfortably by 55.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Yes, it’s a long road but worth it in the end!

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Resident150000Medicine internship (see above for description)
Prior Job 2Resident450000Radiology residency – 4 years long

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.95Cornell UniversityBiology
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
NAMount Sinai School of MedicineMedicine

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