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Acad Radiol. 2011 Nov;18(11):1442-6. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2011.07.005.

Educating radiology residents in the new era: implementation and evaluation of online end-of-rotation examinations.

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  • 1Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0628, USA. asphelps@gmail.com

Abstract

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this report is to describe preliminary experience with an educational tool implemented to improve radiology education and documentation, in anticipation of upcoming changes from the American Board of Radiology and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Monthly online end-of-rotation examinations were developed for junior radiology residents. Examinations were administered over a period of 6 months, after which satisfaction surveys were administered to residents and faculty members.

RESULTS:

Satisfaction with end-of-rotation examinations was high for residents and faculty members, but the level of resident satisfaction was not statistically different when compared to that of residents who had taken fewer examinations.

CONCLUSIONS:

End-of-rotation examinations are relatively straightforward to implement and facilitate recurring, structured, and meaningful resident evaluation and feedback. Future studies will explore whether examinations such as these result in improved clinical competency.

Copyright © 2011 AUR. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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