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Acad Radiol. 2018 Jul;25(7):955-961. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2017.11.018. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

A Review of Resources and Methodologies Available for Teaching and Assessing Patient-Related Communication Skills in Radiology.

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Staten Island University Hospital Northwell Health, Department of Radiology, 475 Seaview Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Electronic address:
Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Department of Radiology, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.


ACGME expectations for radiology trainees' proficiencies in communication skills pose a challenge to program directors who wish to develop curricula addressing these competencies. Numerous educational resources and pedagogical approaches have emerged to address such competencies specifically for radiology, but have yet to be systematically catalogued. In this paper, we review and compile these resources into a toolkit that will help residencies develop curricula around patient-centered communication. We describe numerous web-based resources and published models that have incorporated innovative, contemporary pedagogical techniques. In undertaking this compilation, our hope is to kindle discussion about the development of formalized or standardized communication curricula or guides for radiology residencies.


Radiology; communication; education; patient; resident


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