Day in the Life of a Radiology Resident A Day in the Life of a Fourth Year Resident 5:30 am Alarm rings. 6:00 Finally get out of bed after hitting snooze button 4 times. 7:00 Eat breakfast: Cheerios, Milk, Orange Juice. 7:30 Arrive at work and start previewing cases on PACS from the prior evening. Types of cases depends on the service I am on. For example, on the Chest service, I preview chest radiographs and chest CT's done on the prior evening. 9:00 Review cases with attending radiologists on CT and plain film services. 10:30 Dictate cases using Powerscribe automated voice recognition system. 11:45 Go to conference room to get free lunch!!! Everyday there are 2 entrees, salad, desert, and non-alcoholic beverages! Today's menu: Vegetarian lasagna, chicken, garden salad with choice of dressing, and chocolate cake. noon Daily noon conference. Today's topic: Imaging of Chest Trauma 1:00 pm Preview more cases. 2:30 Review cases with attending. 3:30 Walk down to cafeteria for COFFEE! 3:50 Dictate remaining cases. 5:00 Leave hospital. 5:15 Arrive home for the best part of the day...spending time with my wife and 22 month old son! As I am entering, my son says "Daa!" and jumps on to me while pointing towards the door wanting to go out! We usually go swimming or for a walk in the summer or work out at the gym in our apartment complex. 7:00 Dinner time. 8:00 Study for 2-3 hours. Today I will be reading about high-resolution chest CT. 11:00 Good night!