I once fell in love with a radiologist... but she saw right through me.

My Rad Girlfriend is a weekly comic strip sponsored by auntminnie.com.

 

The strip follows the Dr. Andrea Sisskin - a brilliant, socially awkward second-year radiology resident and her not-quite-as-brilliant software engineer boyfriend.

The strip is set in the real world of University City, Philadelphia, and occasionally incorporates local settings, real locations and landmarks.

 

A Healer at Heart is a comic that is set in the My Rad Girlfriend universe and touches on Ryan's experience in Iraq.  

Got an idea for My Rad Girlfriend? Send it to me or friend me on Facebook.  If I turn your idea into a cartoon, I'll send you a signed copy.  Watch the video below for more.

Goodbye

September 19, 2020

Newly single, Ryan gets a match on an online dating app. But does he really want to dive back into dating a physician? 

Starting over in our nation's capital

September 18, 2020

Fresh off his breakup with Andy, Ryan arrives in Washington, DC, ready to start a new life. What happens next? 

The lockable bathroom

August 14, 2020

It's the impossible dream for anyone who's ever worked in a hospital: the lockable bathroom. After Andy breaks up with Ryan, Dr. Roth.

Laid Off

July 31, 2020

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to hit home as Ryan is laid off from his job as a software engineer. Andy tries to offer some perspective...

The dog days of summer

July 17, 2020

Even in these unusual times, it can be hard to find the radiologist on call in the middle of summer. Andy finds out firsthand.

Tired of Being Second Guessed

June 26, 2020

Radiologists commonly express frustration at having their interpretations questioned by clinical colleagues who don't have their level of training...

The new normal

June 12, 2020

As society starts to return to the "new normal" following the COVID-19 surge, some are finding it harder than others to adjust to the new reality.

The ER's Best Effort

May 29, 2020

The relationship between a hospital's radiology and emergency departments can get a bit strained at times...

Suspension of Disbelief

May 15, 2020

How accurately does popular culture represent the medical field?

Looking out for each other

May 1, 2020

It helps when we all look out for each other.

Essential Workers

April 17, 2020

What exactly makes a worker essential?

The B.E.R.T team swings into action

April 3, 2020

What's the craziest thing you've seen happen during the novel coronavirus pandemic? Andy finds herself drafted onto the B.E.R.T. team...

Good news and bad news

March 6, 2020

One of the good things about getting your healthcare at a well-regarded academic medical center is that it often has some of the most highly regarded specialists in the field on staff. But that doesn't necessarily mean they will be assigned to your case...

Standing on principal

February 21, 2020

Has your hospital started charging you for scrubs if you use too many in the month? Priya decides she's not going to stand for it anymore in the next...

Drop and give me 20!

February 7, 2020

Those New Year's resolutions can grow tiresome when they go on too long. Dr. Roth's new exercise regimen is starting to wear a bit thin on Andy and Ruchi...

The Show

January 24, 2020

With so much happening in the world, sometimes it can be hard to keep up. Ryan and Andy have slightly different perspectives on the top events...

So far away

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What happens when global geopolitical events collide with daily life? Andy and Ryan ponder the possibilities...

The 100th cartoon

December 20, 2019

I can't believe it, but #myradgirlfriend has been around for almost 4 years.

The Day Star

December 6th, 2019

Do radiologists spend too much time staring at computers in dark rooms? It's a common misconception -- or is it? 

Kids say the darndest things

November 22, 2019

Kids say the darndest things...

Your worst day

November 8, 2019

Can you imagine your worst day on the job? No matter how bad it gets, there are probably a few people out there who have it worse

The Spooky Bill

October 25th, 2019

What's the scariest Halloween costume you've ever seen? Ryan comes up with an outfit that would scare the pants off any radiology resident...

Someone's on the naughty list

October 11, 2019

Christmas is still several months away, but someone's already made Santa's naughty list -- at least by the looks of an image Andy shares with Ryan...

Something's Fishy

September 27, 2019

Your average radiology reading room is a place where people work together in cramped quarters. That's why it's important to be considerate of others...

The Sacrifice

August 30, 2019

Radiology and laboratory medicine have similar goals -- delivering a diagnosis on a patient's condition. But the way each discipline goes about getting there can vary widely,

The Miracle Worker

August 2, 2019

There's one in every workplace -- the go-to person who's able to solve any problem that pops up. But some dilemmas defy easy solutions

Fair and Balanced

July 26, 2019

In any radiology department, one of the jobs of the chief resident is to create a schedule that's fair and balanced.

Data is king, but food fills seats

June 28, 2019

Data is all the rage as healthcare analysts look for quantitative measures of healthcare quality. But how to get residents to come to a seminar?

The Feminist Narritive

June 14th, 2019

Do today's research trials adequately reflect medical outcomes in women? Or are they too focused on men? Ryan starts to wonder...

Think Before You Scoot

May 31, 2019

Electric scooters are everywhere now, and while they can be a lot of fun, they also can have unintended consequences. One of those is more work for radiologists who read imaging studies from the emergency room -- including Andy, who decides to make a statement...

The Magic of Cinco de Mayo

May 3rd, 2019

With the Cinco de Mayo holiday approaching, many hospital residents who aren’t working or aren’t on call have the opportunity to blow off a little steam

The Most Dangerous Place

April 12, 2019

Yes, the emergency room can be a dangerous place for a physician. But even greater danger can be found elsewhere in the hospital...

Circling the Drain

March 22, 2019

One of the most challenging things about a radiologist's job can be dealing with referring clinicians, especially ones that are particularly obstinate...

When you hear hoofbeats

March 8, 2019

It's been a late night in the reading room, and Andy encounters a perplexing case that could have a variety of differential diagnoses

The Bright Side

February 22, 2019

Antivaxxers may think they're doing the right thing for their kids, but there's a price to pay for not getting vaccinated -- and it's mainly paid by their kid.

Anxiety in the Reading Room

February 8, 2019

 What fears push your anxiety buttons? For some radiologists, it's the board exam, while others have more existential concerns.

How sweet it is

January 25, 2019

Most folks would agree that the explosion of new coffee varieties is a great thing. But they can have a downside...

The Christmas Spirit

12/21/2018

Are you working the holiday shift this weekend? If so, you know how hard it is to get into the Christmas spirit. But Andy and Priya do their best...

Nailed It!

December 7, 2018

Sometimes radiologists can get a bit jaded about their work. Just call it a coping mechanism...

Alternative Medicine

November 9, 2018

The term "alternative medicine" can mean different things to different people. 

Razor Apple Day

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It's hard to believe, but some healthcare facilities still x-ray Halloween candy. Does it make any sense?

Philadelphia Care Package

September 28, 2018

Ryan has to spend the next two weeks in Washington, DC, on a contract job, so Andy sends him a care package to remind him of his hometown of Philadelphia

Coffee Run

September 21, 2018

Andy surprises Ryan with coffee in bed -- but how did she get it if there are no coffee filters in the house? 

Learning on the Job

September 7, 2018

Do clinicians ever ask you to show them how to read imaging exams? Have you ever wanted to tell them what to do with their request?

Look into your Heart

August 24, 2018

If making bad puns was considered a form of medical malpractice, Ryan would be found guilty.

That doesn't count

August 10, 2018

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The last straw

July 27th, 2018

What's the deal with plastic straws, anyway, and why have they suddenly become public enemy No. 1?

How not to flirt

July 12, 2018

Andy and Priya head to a singles bar to blow off some steam after a long shift at the hospital.

Dowtime

June 28th 2018

The pressures of being a radiology resident in the hospital environment can start to weigh on anyone after a while.

TV Show Realism

June 14th, 2018

How realistic are kids' TV shows? Especially when they cover medical topics? Andy and Ryan find at least one show that hits the nail on the head...

Confirmed Kills

May 31, 2018

Who has more kills: a surgical attending or a Iraq Vet?

AI and Radiology

May 17th, 2018

Ryan and Andy have very different perspectives on how AI will affect their future career prospects

Don't Quit Your Day Job

May 3, 2018

Andy is studying a particularly troublesome case when Ryan makes a joke that falls flat...

Throckmorton Points the Way

April 19, 2018

The accuracy of the Throckmorton sign as an aid for detecting pelvic pathology has been hotly debated, but Andy and crew find at least one case in which it works.

The Exorcism

5 APR 2018

What's the scariest place in any hospital? The lunchroom refrigerator. 

The Perils of Patient Contact

Mar 22, 2018

If radiologists need to be more patient-facing, Ruchi could probably use some additional training to improve her bedside manner.

The Direct Anterior Approach

Febuary 22, 2018

Turns out Ryan's been paying attention to Andy's work all this time...

The Magic Words

February 8, 2018

They are the magic words that seem to accompany every radiology report, no matter how obvious the pathology on the medical image.

Recognition

January 25th, 2018

Radiologists sometimes seem to crave more recognition, but that can be a double-edged sword depending on who is doing the recognizing. Andy, Priya, and Dr. Roth ponder this...

Cold Weather Blues

Cold Weather Blues

The cold weather is already starting to get old at University City Hospital, where Andy finds she has to cope with a deluge of weather-related injuries.

The Old Nintendo Trick

December 14, 2017

If the image quality of your MRI scanner isn't up to snuff, you might try "the old Nintendo trick." But don't tell the service engineers...