Money worries fuel resident burnout
May 20, 2013 -- Radiology residents are prone to burnout even more than some other specialties, but their dilemma has less to do with the late nights, long hours, and strained interpersonal relationships than one might imagine. Instead, there is a familiar culprit: money, says a new study in Academic Radiology.
SCCT announces Toshiba award finalists
May 16, 2013 -- The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has announced finalists for the seventh annual Toshiba Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Toshiba America Medical Systems.
Specialized iPad toolkit wins over resident trainees
May 10, 2013 -- A free Apple iPad packed with four years of radiology residency content and connectivity is a hit -- shockingly -- among residents who use the device as their main learning tool throughout training, researchers report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Study finds Canadian radiology training plagued by 'isolationism'
May 3, 2013 -- A hidden culture of isolationism rules too many Canadian radiology training facilities, according to a new study in the European Journal of Radiology. Researchers found that four of the five academic centers surveyed were plagued by attitudes that negatively affected resident instruction.
Residents and fellows meet in DC this weekend
May 2, 2013 -- This weekend's Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) meeting in Washington, DC, offers two days of focused content for radiology trainees, including an RFS first: dual content tracks for first-time and repeat attendees. Best of all, it's free for residents and fellows.
ABIM: Board recalls threaten integrity of medicine
April 30, 2013 -- Stung by its own board recall controversy, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has joined the chorus of U.S. medical boards opposing the use of exam "recalls" to prepare for board exams. A new article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings condemns recalls as a practice that threatens the integrity of medicine.
Debates trump didactic lectures for educating residents
April 26, 2013 -- There's no better way to put an audience of residents to sleep than submit them to a traditional didactic lecture. But offer the same material to them as a lively debate and they'll sit up and take notice, say researchers from Pennsylvania, who are using the debate format as a key part of teaching.
Physician group sues to kill MOC recertification requirements
April 24, 2013 -- Calling physician recertification a "moneymaking scheme" that reduces patient access to doctors, a physician group has filed a federal suit against the American Board of Medical Specialties to kill programs that require doctors to continually renew their medical certifications, even if they have passed their board exams.
Drowning in paperwork? Residency program directors sound off
April 22, 2013 -- Swimming in a sea of paperwork, the demands on radiology residency program administrators are rising steadily, and may be reaching levels that make some wary of staying on the job, according to survey results published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ARRS: Study examines why women avoid radiology
April 17, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Why don't more female medical students choose careers as radiologists? A Canadian survey has found a number of reasons for the reluctance of women to pick medical imaging as a specialty, according to a study presented Tuesday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Former Dartmouth-Hitchcock radiology resident files suit
April 15, 2013 -- Former Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center radiology resident Christyna Faulkner has sued the hospital and four of its physicians alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, and disclosure of personal medical information, according to news reports and a petition she filed at the website change.org.
Radiology train wrecks, or how to ruin imaging and your career
April 4, 2013 -- For radiology trainees, learning how not to behave is just as important as learning the right way to conduct yourself in the imaging suite. In fact, radiology's image to the public may depend on trainees learning what not to do, according to an article in the April American Journal of Roentgenology.
Hospital taps residents to direct quality improvement program
April 3, 2013 -- A Boston hospital has found a solution to the persistent lack of involvement by residents in case reporting: Appoint a resident as director of quality improvement each year, according to an article in the April edition of Academic Radiology. The move has led to a culture change in how errors are reported at the institution.
Don't laugh: Comics can improve resident training
April 2, 2013 -- The practice of medicine is typically no laughing matter. But a doctor from Pennsylvania has found that medical training can be improved through one of the lighter forms of popular culture: comic books. He's worked with a graphic artist to develop a five-page comic that deals with a case based on his own experience.
NY hospital relents, promising another year of residency
March 28, 2013 -- Rethinking a decision that had sparked fear and anger among its radiology residents when it was announced last month, St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City has reversed course on a planned closure of its radiology residency program, vowing to keep it going for at least another year.
Residents can benefit from quality improvement projects
March 19, 2013 -- Quality improvement projects aren't simply an onerous requirement imposed on residents; they're a great way to improve patient care and clinical workflow while giving residents confidence in their problem-solving abilities, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
|How to identify and mentor the troubled radiology resident
Residents aren't expected to be perfect -- they're on the job to learn. But some inevitably struggle, and whether a resident has one particular area of weakness or 10, program directors and mentors need to identify problems early and move decisively to solve them, according to an expert on residency education.
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