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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-73

Instituting a radiology residency scholarly activity program

1 Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
2 Center for Biomedical Imaging, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina, USA
3 Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina, USA
4 Center for Biomedical Imaging; Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, South Carolina, USA

Correspondence Address:
Timothy J Amrhein
Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3808, Durham, NC 27710
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1357-6283.161906

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Background: The purpose of this manuscript is to present a newly instituted program for resident scholarly activity that includes a curriculum designed to enhance resident training with regard to research while meeting requirements established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the governing body responsible for regulation of post-graduate medical education and training in the United States. Methods: A scholarly activity program was designed with the following goals: (i) enhance the academic training environment for our residents; (ii) foster interests in research and academic career paths; (iii) provide basic education on research methodology and presentation skills. To guide program design, an electronic survey was created and distributed to the residents and faculty in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), a 750-bed public teaching hospital in the state of South Carolina in the United States. Results: Survey respondents were in strong support of a required resident scholarly activity project (70% in favor), felt non-traditional projects were valuable (84.1% of respondents), and were proponents of required scholarly activity summary presentations (58%). This program requires that residents engage in a scholarly activity project under the guidance of a mentor. Resident success is maximized through in-house education initiatives focusing on presentation and research skills, protected time to work on the project, and oversight by a radiology research committee. All residents present a summary of their work near the end of their residency training. Discussion: Changes to the radiology resident certification process create an opportunity for incorporating new policies aimed at enhancing resident education. The scholarly activity program outlined in this manuscript is one such initiative designed to meet ACGME requirements, provide an introduction to research, and establish a scholarly activity project requirement.

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