Joel Thomas, MD
Diagnostic Radiology Resident
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Describe a teachable med school moment: Learning about spaced repetition (i.e. Anki) for the first time and seeing its awesome power for long-term retention of granular information (e.g. remembering specific MS1 biochemistry material 2 years later on clerkships)
I chose MIR because: Outstanding clinical education in radiology and strong referring departments in medicine and surgery
My favorite radiology sign: Still learning them, but the bear paw sign of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis
My personal interests: Playing guitar and jamming with musicians of any genre, cooking, reading nonfiction and lifting weights
My favorite go-to meal: Roasted vegetables with sea salt and balsamic vinegar
I'm excited about living in St. Louis because: Tons to do with free entry and easy parking, even during peak hours!
Something most people don’t know about me: I majored in philosophy and published a paper in an artificial intelligence journal.
Anything else you should know about me: I make macarons and ice cream. I welcome all flavor requests, no matter how weird.
Artificial intelligence in radiology