|Hometown||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Medical School||University of Iowa|
|Internship||Iowa Health Des Moines Transitional Year|
|Research||Previous NIH IRTA Fellowship in Virtual Colonoscopy|
Getting to Know
I had a friend from Vanderbilt who was a current resident in the program. He was able to highlight all of the positives of the Baptist Radiology Residency and loved the program. The program possessed the key attributes of what I was seeking in a program: happy residents, a large volume of diverse pathology, and no fellows ensuring early access to advanced imaging modalities and procedures.
There is a steep learning curve when you are trying to understand the logistics of the hospital and PACS system, reading CT’s, learning fluoroscopy and other procedures your first week on the job. However, as a PGY-3, you realize you still have a lot to learn but you have come a long way in just one year because you are participating in all of this.
I enjoy the mild winters, music, food and relatively low cost-of-living.
Radiology offered the best mix of utilizing my engineering undergraduate education with continually evolving technology and solving problems (i.e. diagnoses) towards patient care.
The volume and exposure you gain from the beginning of your residency makes you very well trained and ready to practice from the day you graduate. You learn by “doing” rather than “watching.” Our residency has been around for over 40 years so we have strong reputations when applying to a variety of fellowships as well as seeking jobs.