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J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jan;11(1):59-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Oct 15.

Early resident-to-resident physics education in diagnostic radiology.

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Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Electronic address: akash.kansagra@ucsf.edu.

Abstract

The revised ABR board certification process has updated the method by which diagnostic radiology residents are evaluated for competency in clinical radiologic physics. In this work, the author reports the successful design and implementation of a resident-taught physics course consisting of 5 weekly, hour-long lectures intended for incoming first-year radiology residents in their first month of training. To the author's knowledge, this is the first description of a course designed to provide a very early framework for ongoing physics education throughout residency without increasing the didactic burden on faculty members. Twenty-six first-year residents spanning 2 academic years took the course and reported subjective improvement in their knowledge (90%) and interest (75%) in imaging physics and a high level of satisfaction with the use of senior residents as physics educators. Based on the success of this course and the minimal resources required for implementation, this work may serve as a blueprint for other radiology residency programs seeking to develop revised physics curricula.

KEYWORDS:

Education; physics; residency; teaching

PMID:
24139318
DOI:
10.1016/j.jacr.2013.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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