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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Nov 22:1-5. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18211. [Epub ahead of print]

JOURNAL CLUB: Redefining the Radiology Curriculum in Medical School: Vertical Integration and Global Accessibility.

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1 Department of Radiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 600 Gresham Dr, Norfolk, VA 23501.
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2 Department of Pathology and Anatomy, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Radiology interconnects medical disciplines given that a working understanding of imaging is essential to clinicians of every specialty. Using online education, we created a globally accessible, web-based undergraduate medical radiology curriculum modeled after the National Medical Student Curriculum in Radiology program of the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS:

Seventy-four radiology faculty-mentored video modules were produced, 50 of which were integrated into the 1st-year anatomy course. We administered tests to medical students before and after students saw the videos to assess the effectiveness of the modules. We surveyed students on their interests in pursuing radiology as a career before and after participating in this curriculum.

RESULTS:

On the preexamination questions, the mean score was 58.0%, which increased to 83.6% on the pair-matched imaging-related questions on the actual examination. Before participating in the new curriculum, 88% of students did not express an interest in radiology, and 9% were undecided about radiology as a future career. There was an increase in students who reported that they would definitely or most likely pursue a career in radiology (7%) after they had viewed the lectures.

CONCLUSION:

Radiology education is now available to a greater number of multidisciplinary learners worldwide. This project produced a comprehensive, globally accessible radiology curriculum in a self-paced, flexible learning format for new generations of physicians.

KEYWORDS:

Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER) curriculum; electronic learning (e-learning); radiology; undergraduate medical education

PMID:
29166149
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.17.18211
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