Project Description

Stephen Dooley
Stephen DooleyPGY-4

Resident Facts

 

Hometown San Antonio, TX
Undergraduate School Texas A&M
Medical School Texas A&M
Internship Vanderbilt-General Surgery

Getting to Know

When I interviewed, the senior residents were confident they had excellent training and were ready to enter the workforce or fellowship. Everyone seemed happy and there was good camaraderie. Moonlighting opportunities are excellent. I liked the private feel vs a large academic institution. Large volume. Experience from day one dictating and interpreting studies. Lack of fellows means good experience performing procedures.

Typical day 8-5 with few exceptions starting out. Alternate weekend rounds on IR with other residents. Start 5-10 shifts in September. When starting out you’ll pull up as many studies as you’re comfortable with and will go through it with a attending afterwards. We have weekly lectures on each Brant and Helms chapters once a week, split up between first year residents.

Still new to the area, but great experience so far.

Diversity in the types of pathology, organ systems, and specialties we interact with as radiologist. Many people don’t realize the variety of procedures we can perform as well.

Early exposure to all aspects of radiology, excellent moonlighting, low cost of living, no fellows to steal procedures/studies.