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Can Assoc Radiol J. 2020 Feb 27:846537119893663. doi: 10.1177/0846537119893663. [Epub ahead of print]

Competency-Based Medical Education in Radiology: A Survey of Medical Student Perceptions.

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1
Queen's School of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
2
Both authors contributed equally to this article as co-first authors.
3
Department of Radiology, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
4
Queen's Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Implementing competency-based medical education in diagnostic radiology residencies will change the paradigm of learning and assessment for residents. The objective of this study is to evaluate medical student perceptions of competency-based medical education in diagnostic radiology programs and how this may affect their decision to pursue a career in diagnostic radiology.

METHODS:

First-, second-, and third-year medical students at a Canadian university were invited to complete a 14-question survey containing a mix of multiple choice, yes/no, Likert scale, and open-ended questions. This aimed to collect information on students' understanding and perceptions of competency-based medical education and how the transition to competency-based medical education would factor into their decision to enter a career in diagnostic radiology.

RESULTS:

The survey was distributed to 300 medical students and received 63 responses (21%). Thirty-seven percent of students had an interest in pursuing diagnostic radiology that ranged from interested to committed and 46% reported an understanding of competency-based medical education and its learning approach. The implementation of competency-based medical education in diagnostic radiology programs was reported to be a positive factor by 70% of students and almost all reported that breaking down residency into measurable milestones and required case exposure was beneficial.

CONCLUSIONS:

This study demonstrates that medical students perceive competency-based medical education to be a beneficial change to diagnostic radiology residency programs. The changes accompanying the transition to competency-based medical education were favored by students and factored into their residency decision-making.

KEYWORDS:

competency-based medical education; diagnostic radiology; medical student perceptions; radiology residency

PMID:
32103685
DOI:
10.1177/0846537119893663

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