Outcomes rule in overhaul of resident training programs
September 23, 2013 -- A new era in residency training has begun. In July, diagnostic radiology became one of the first medical specialties to implement the Next Accreditation System, an outcomes-based educational system that by 2014 will cover all medical accreditation programs.
Residency boot camp steels interns for road ahead
September 12, 2013 -- When the directors of an Arkansas residency program saw their interns having a hard time transitioning to their second-year radiology residency, they decided to do something about it, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
NRMP debuts website for residents, fellows
September 12, 2013 -- The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has launched an interactive website to help match healthcare professionals with residency and fellowship programs.
AIUM launches medical education portal
August 28, 2013 -- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has created an online portal to integrate ultrasound into medical school curricula.
Breaking bank: Unruly doctors, residents cost hospitals millions
August 26, 2013 -- Disruptive behavior among clinicians and residents is not only time-consuming and potentially dangerous, it's expensive, with costs per hospital potentially reaching into the millions per year, according to a new report in Academic Radiology.
Nucletron issues brachytherapy grant
August 23, 2013 -- Elekta's Nucletron division said it has awarded $160,000 to the American Brachytherapy Society to fund a physician and physics residency program.
Women, minorities still sparse in radiology
August 20, 2013 -- The percentage of women and minorities among radiologists and radiology residents has barely budged in the past eight years, making it unlikely that tomorrow's crop of medical imaging specialists will be more diverse, according to a new study in Radiology.
Health services research fulfills ACGME requirements
August 16, 2013 -- Radiology residents looking for unique and accessible research opportunities might want to consider health services research, according to a new article in the September issue of Academic Radiology.
Emergency radiology elective educates on imaging use
August 13, 2013 -- A short emergency radiology elective increases second-year medical students' understanding of appropriate imaging use and the effects of radiation exposure -- as well as their confidence in ordering imaging appropriately, according to a study published in the September issue of Academic Radiology.
Experience matters: Senior residents log fewer trauma misses
August 7, 2013 -- Serious discrepancies in image interpretation are fairly rare among residents in trauma centers, particularly in the third and fourth years of training, concludes a multiyear study conducted at a tertiary care center in Virginia. Results were published online in Emergency Radiology.
Measuring report changes helps track resident performance
August 2, 2013 -- Learning to produce a concise and accurate radiology report is a crucial element of a radiologist's education. But how can a radiology resident's reporting skills be objectively measured? Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals believe they have found a way.
Second Take: A modest proposal to solve the recalls conundrum
August 1, 2013 -- When the controversy over radiology board recalls erupted in January 2012, it created a public relations headache for radiology that continues to reverberate. In our inaugural Second Take column, Dr. Jason Itri, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, takes the position that board recalls are a necessary and even appropriate tool for studying for the board exams.
Second Take: Crackdown on board recalls is justified
August 1, 2013 -- When the controversy over radiology board recalls erupted in January 2012, it created a public relations headache for radiology that continues to reverberate. In our inaugural edition of Second Take, Dr. Saurabh Jha takes the position that radiologists must respond immediately to public concerns about recalls, even if they may be unfair or unjustified.
ABR's Becker to retire in 2014
July 26, 2013 -- Dr. Gary Becker, executive director of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), plans to retire at the end of June 2014.
Software tool helps residents track report changes
July 19, 2013 -- Radiology residents may not always know what changes have been made to their preliminary reports by attending radiologists, potentially missing out on valuable educational opportunities. Software developed by a team from Johns Hopkins Hospital aims to close this communication gap.
Residents join clinicians on rounds to raise radiology's profile
July 17, 2013 -- Radiologists are coming around to the idea that they need to get out of the reading room and in front of patients and referring physicians to improve their visibility. California researchers described their efforts to do just that in a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Combo residency could address nuclear medicine job woes
July 9, 2013 -- A survey of nuclear medicine residents found widespread dismay about the lack of job opportunities for newly minted nuclear medicine specialists, along with a strong conviction that combining residency programs with radiology is the only way to set things right, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Moments in Radiology History -- Part 14: The board exam evolves
July 5, 2013 -- From June 20 to 25, the last candidates for certification in diagnostic radiology were tested live by American Board of Radiology volunteer examiners at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville, KY. Future candidates will see a board exam that differs radically from the one to which radiology has become accustomed.
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