The Radiology Job Interview
Kimberly E. Applegate, M.D.
Ask about the job parameters...
What is the current clinical volume?
Do you anticipate any changes in the current job description?
Ask about the department's current strengths...
Are there weaknesses in the department?
It is appropriate to discuss quality of life issues (such as where people live, what the commuting distance is to the hospital, what your future colleagues see as positive aspects of the job). Any negative aspects?
Must ask questions before the second interview should include questions about salary, vacation, benefits and call schedule. Where will your office be? Academic time?
Must Do For The Job Interview:
Reference: Survival Guide for Women Radiologist: The AAWR Pocket Mentor. Edited by B. J. Manaster, MD. (Chapter 7B: Interviewing, by Jacylyn Calem-Granat, MD)
Health Care Recruitment Links
Written by Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD, FACR and B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD 1998;Updated 2022 by AAWR website committee
The definition of curriculum vitae (CV) is course of life. The purpose of a CV is to outline or summarize an individual’s professional and academic achievements. Some personal achievements such as community related or extracurricular activities are occasionally listed in an individual’s CV. Although some institutions have CV requirements, there is no set rule for the organization or outline of a radiologist’s or radiation oncologist’s CV there are some sections that must be included and addressed which are summarized below:
The date of last revision should appear prominently on the first page. Usually it is printed at the top of the page.
The individual’s full name and title should be stated. Women should include their maiden name if applicable.
Include undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training with dates and institutions. State whether you served as a Chief Resident. Include honors and awards here or in a dedicated section.
Military Service, if applicable
List of positions held, ranks attained, promotion dates, and military awards.
Board Certification and Professional Licenses
Include all boards and dates, as well as all professional licenses held. Identify license numbers, the state, and the status of the license (active vs inactive).
Academic / Hospital Appointments
Include positions held.
Include the complete and correct names of professional societies, as well as the date of initial membership. If you are no longer a member, list your last membership year. Include all offices held under each of the societies and list all committee participation.
Publications should be clearly identified as peer reviewed or non-peer reviewed. Journal listings must be accurate. It helps if you highlight your name in each publication.
Include authors’ names, title of chapter (and subtitle if applicable), title of the book, editor(s) names, publisher, publication date, and page numbers
Work presented at national meetings and scientific assemblies.
Abstracts should be listed with the names of the authors, the title, the name of the meeting and the meeting date and place. If the abstract was published, a citation should be listed.
Scientific Exhibits should be listed as well as the meeting where it was presented, the date, and the place. If a published abstract exists, list the citation. Awards received should also be acknowledged.
List the names of those individuals who are willing to recommend you. Do not state "references available upon request". Rather, list the names of individuals who can be contacted for a recommendation (remember to let the individual know you will be listing her/him as a reference).
Additional sections of a CV typically include:
Treat your CV like the important document it is. Here are a few words of advice based upon a ten-year experience of reviewing CV’s of potential fellows and staff.
Things to Remember: