NRMP debuts Android app
November 7, 2013 -- The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) has released an Android version of its Match Prism app.
RSNA funds new imaging physics residencies
October 29, 2013 -- RSNA has increased its support of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine to create a total of eight new residencies in imaging physics.
Small-group focus boosts radiology clerkship
October 24, 2013 -- Educators in Boston have made their radiology clerkship more practical and effective for medical students by starting them early in the third year and focusing on small-group learning rather than large plenary sessions, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Google documents declining interest in radiology residency
October 16, 2013 -- Discouraged, perhaps, by falling reimbursement and the dearth of jobs in radiology, the number of individuals performing Google searches for "radiology residency" has dropped substantially in the past several years, aligning with actual residency match data, according to researchers from Philadelphia.
JACR: Residents teach as effectively as faculty
October 10, 2013 -- Residents are as effective as radiologists in teaching medical students about radiology, according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The findings suggest that medical schools might want to consider including more residents as teachers.
Resident match program launches e-newsletter
October 10, 2013 -- The National Resident Matching Program is launching its first online newsletter, dubbed the "Match Illuminator," to provide news and information on graduate medical education.
JACR: Jobs are out there, but they may not be perfect
October 8, 2013 -- First, the good news: There are available jobs for the 1,200 or so U.S. radiology residents finishing their training. Now the bad news: These jobs may not be the first choice of many residents, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
iPads for radiology residents? Yes. Yes. Yes.
September 27, 2013 -- Should you equip your radiology residents with iPads? The answer is an unequivocal yes, according to a group from Boston, who found there were multiple benefits to using iPads and other mobile devices. However, residency programs should have a long-term vision for mobile-based education, they wrote in the October American Journal of Roentgenology.
Mary's Musings: Do radiologists have x-ray vision?
September 24, 2013 -- If you might have cancer, you want a radiologist looking for the disease. But what if you've lost your cellphone? Do radiologists have unique powers of perception that carry over into the nonmedical world? Dr. Mary Morrison Saltz explores this tantalizing question in this installment of Mary's Musings.
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.
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