Future Proof Detour - SEAS 2017 and the Bright Future of Interventional Radiology

Future Proof Detour - SEAS 2017 and the Bright Future of Interventional Radiology

Welcome to another Future Proof Detour. If you are a long time FPMD reader, you already know that I chose to go into a lesser-known medical specialty - Interventional Radiology (IR).  I covered my motivations in a previous post - Why Interventional Radiology?  3 weeks ago, I attended the 2017 annual meeting of the Southeastern Angiographic Society (SEAS) in Charleston, SC and I want to share my experience with you. 

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REVIEW: #FinCon17 - What a Rush?!

REVIEW: #FinCon17 - What a Rush?!

If you are a follower of the financial blogosphere, you probably heard there's this tiny meeting going down in Dallas this week called FinCon 2017 - think of it as the Comic-Con for the money nerds who blog, podcast or vlog about finance. And by "tiny" I meant over 1,700 attendees! I will be attending for the first time and I'm very much looking forward to meeting some of my favorite financial bloggers. Stay tuned for updates...

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REVIEW: 2017 ABR CORE Exam (June 8-9, 2017)

REVIEW: 2017 ABR CORE Exam (June 8-9, 2017)

Yep you read that right, another non-financial post in less than 3 weeks.  Apologies to my regular readers but I wanted to write this one down while it's still fresh in my mind.  The following post is written for radiology residents.  Feel free to skip if that doesn't interest you. Or read on if you're curious how your radiology colleagues are certified.  This post is based on my experience taking the ABR Core exam at the Chicago testing center from June 8-9, 2017.  Your mileage may vary.

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Future Proof Detour - Why Interventional Radiology?

Future Proof Detour - Why Interventional Radiology?

Welcome to another Future Proof Detour post.  Every once in awhile I like to talk about something other than money.  I shared with you previously about How I Became a Radiologist.  Now let me tell you how I decided that Interventional Radiology (IR) is the career for me.  Fair warning - this one is a bit longer than my usual post.

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Future Proof Detour - Interview Jitters

Future Proof Detour - Interview Jitters

Welcome to another Future Proof Detour post.  Every once in awhile I like to talk about something outside of finance.  Many medical students and residents are currently jetting across the country in search of the perfect residency/fellowship.  As you may have read from a previous post, I myself am in the process of finding the perfect Interventional Radiology (IR) fellowship.  Today I want to take a detour and talk a little about what I call the "Interview Jitters." 

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PMD: Birth Tourism - Should Physicians be Disciplined?

PMD: Birth Tourism - Should Physicians be Disciplined?

Welcome to this week's Future Proof post on Physician's Money Digest (PMD).  I was recently introduced to the world of "birth tourism" by a Chinese relative.  While I quickly turned down her request, it got me thinking about doctors and our roles in such a controversial issue.  As usual, read the full post at PMD.  An excerpt is provided below. 

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Future Proof Detour - It's Never Just A ______

Future Proof Detour - It's Never Just A ______

Today we're taking a small detour.  For those of you who don't know, I am a radiology resident with an interest in Interventional Radiology (IR).  I recently wrote a short piece for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Resident Fellow and Student (RFS) section.  It doesn't have anything to do with personal finance but does have some relevance to the daily practice of medicine.  Check out It's Never Just A _______.  Hope you enjoy.

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The Curious Case of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

The Curious Case of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes

For the last few years, Silicon Valley biotech startup Theranos has been a darling of investors on the promise of revolutionizing the future of laboratory testing.  At one point, Theranos was valued at $9 billion.  However, recent revelations suggest that Theranos' technology may not be as revolutionary as the company claims.  The latest blow came when Theranos' founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was banned from running a lab for at least 2 years.  Let's review the rise and fall of Theranos and its charming founder.

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38 CFR Part 17.415 - Short for "VA Doesn't Care About Veterans"

38 CFR Part 17.415 - Short for "VA Doesn't Care About Veterans"

Unless you live under a rock, you've probably caught wind of VA's proposed rule to expand the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN).  It's generated 66,978 comments as of this writing.  I have heard a lot about the rule in the last month but until now, I have not read the original document myself.  Well, I read it and my blood is boiling...

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