Now that I’m just over a month into this second semester of radiology, I have to say, I am glad I am here. I always was glad, but now things are relevant, interesting, you can place any good adjective you would like here. It really is a great lifestyle and contradictory to what most people might believe, this is way more interesting than any general dentistry ever was to me. Yes I was good at it and yes I made a great living, but I am actually happy here. The cases are interesting, complicated, and all of them are a puzzle to me. Maybe it’s because I’m still new to the whole field, and I’m running across things I have not seen before. Still, I feel right at home being involved in radiology.
I also have to be thankful that I am in the program that I currently am in now. I’m treated with great respect, the faculty is second to none, the clinical experience is excellent and I honestly do not feel I am lacking much here. In fact, I am confident that by the time I graduate I will be proficient enough to pursue private practice. I also realize that I do love to teach. I enjoy the one to one interaction and enjoy being able to explain things to students. I think an academic career might be in the works for me. It really depends on the financial situation but I have always wanted to go back and teach, even if just part time. Several faculty have pointed to my interactions with other students/residents and they have all agreed that I could be an effective instructor.
For those who send me questions and read the blog regularly, I have to say, this is one of the best decisions of my life. I was nervous before starting (leaving a great office, a great staff, a great job and lots of money) but now that I am here, I can’t imagine having done anything else.