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Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2017 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s00270-017-1824-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Teaching IR to Medical Students: A Call to Action.

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1
Department of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Ireland.
2
Department of Interventional Radiology, Royal College of Surgeons, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, Ireland. mlee@rcsi.ie.

Abstract

Interventional radiology (IR) has grown rapidly over the last 20 years and is now an essential component of modern medicine. Despite IR's increasing penetration and reputation in healthcare systems, IR is poorly taught, if taught at all, in most medical schools. Medical students are the referrers of tomorrow and potential IR recruits and deserve to be taught IR by expert IRs. The lack of formal IR teaching curricula in many medical schools needs to be addressed urgently for the continued development and dissemination of, particularly acute, IR services throughout Europe. We call on IRs to take up the baton to teach IR to the next generation of doctors.

KEYWORDS:

IR; IR curriculum; IR recruitment; Interventional radiology; Medical education; Medical educators; Medical student; Student learning

PMID:
29086059
DOI:
10.1007/s00270-017-1824-9
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