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Graduating IR Residents: What Jobs Are They Looking For?
with Dr. Pranav Moudgil
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts is joined by Dr. Pranav Moudgil, a new IR graduate who has just completed his first IR job search. Today’s discussion revolves around the job landscape for recent interventional radiology graduates.
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Dr. Pranav Moudgil
Dr. Pranav Moudgil is an interventional radiologist with Huron Valley Radiology in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Aaron Fritts
Dr. Aaron Fritts is a Co-Founder of BackTable and a practicing interventional radiologist in Dallas, Texas.
The episode begins by introducing Pranav, who hails from Michigan and has recently completed his IR training at Beaumont. His discussion on today’s podcast was influenced by the recurring question he faced during his job hunt: “What do candidates like him seek in their careers?”
Pranav's job search began in January of his PGY-5 year, 18 months before his graduation. When compared to his initial expectations of a robust job market, reality both did and did not meet these expectations. Pranav found that while there were a lot of job postings online, he was aware that there were just as many, if not more, word-of-mouth job opportunities.
During his early training years, Pranav initially thought that he wanted a 100% IR role, but after getting more exposure to DR, he later realized that he wanted a balanced mix of DR and IR. When searching for jobs, Pranav found that many of his interviews came from listings on the ACR job board. However, after seeing the jobs his peers ended up taking, Pranav realized that personal connections played a significant role in job placement for him and his peers.
As we delve into the core aspects of Pranav's job search strategy, he emphasizes the importance of being aware of which factors you value most in a job. Pranav also encourages new grads to evaluate job offers in terms of technical staff support and long-term job satisfaction. He advises job seekers to be vigilant for red flags during negotiations and emphasizes the importance of clear communication.
The topic of locums tenens work also gets brought up during this discussion, as a means to explore diverse job opportunities before committing to a permanent position. Overalll, for a new IR graduate, Pranav recommends engaging in candid discussions about pay and structural aspects with mentors, understanding personal priorities, and evaluating job offers with a discerning perspective.
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