Monday, 19 September 2016

Sim Hoffman - How to Have a Successful Residency Program Interview

After successfully completing four years of medical school, students must enter a residency program in the specialty field you wish to pursue. For Sim Hoffman, it was important to find a program that would help him advance his knowledge and understanding of radiology. In order to land in the residency program that is best for you, you have to undergo an interview, much like the interview, you had to partake in when applying to medical school. 

Sim Hoffman
 The interview process for each residency program is highly evaluative in nature and is extremely important in the selection process. Medical students need to recognize the importance of the interview and follow these rules if they wish to succeed and land the residency of their dreams.
  1. Dig deep and clearly convey who you are and what you know about the program. Those in the role of decision maker are looking for candidates that will help them achieve their own goals while finding success in the program.
  2. Your first impression can make or break you. To make a good first impression, you need to arrive early to your interview and be well-dressed and impeccably groomed. Look each interview in the eye and shake hands properly.
  3. Make yourself noticeable and stand out from the rest of the crowd. Be sure to discuss your remarkable accomplishments and talk about your unique strengths and strong qualities.
Remember, there are hundreds of applicants all vying for the same spot in the program, it is up to you to impress the decision-makers and make sure they remember who you are. Sim Hoffman completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and is now the Medical Director for Advanced Professional Imaging Medical Group in Buena Park, California.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Sim Hoffman - Medical Director at Advanced Professional Imaging Medical Group

Sim Hoffman, the Medical Director at Advanced Professional Imaging Medical Group, is an accomplished radiologist based in Buena Park, California, part of Metropolitan Los Angeles.

He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. His areas of expertise include general radiology, nuclear medicine, mammography, C.T. and ultrasound.

Sim Hoffman

X-rays are forms of radiant energy, just like ordinary light. But unlike light, x-rays penetrate the body, which is how radiologists are able to take pictures of its internal structures. Doctors use the images produced by x-rays to obtain information about the health of their patients, and to make accurate diagnoses. 

One of the most common x-rays performed is on bones, which help physicians understand the nature of factures or dislocated joints. Bone x-rays don’t use much radiation to produce pictures and are a painless procedure. X-rays are usually done in a cool room, and some patients report a little discomfort from the temperatures, and from having to stay in a particular position while the x-ray is made. No radiation stays in the body once the procedure is over, and most patients don’t have any side effects. X-rays are always taken at the lowest possible radiation level, and modern systems are very sophisticated, enabling the radiologist to minimize any stray radiation.

Sim Hoffman has been the Medical Director at Advanced Professional Imaging Medical Group since 1986. He is a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiology Society of North America, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and a number of other professional organizations.