Radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians are looking forward to a cross-curricular training.

Kim, Soung Yung; Xydias, Theodoros; Peters, Alan Arthur; Brönnimann, Michael; Wüthrich, Marcel; Heverhagen, Johannes; Maurer, Martin (2019). Radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians are looking forward to a cross-curricular training. (In Press). European radiology Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00330-018-5989-7

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OBJECTIVES To obtain an overview of the attitudes toward interdisciplinary further education of residents and consultants in radiology and nuclear medicine and preferences regarding a future joint training curriculum in Switzerland. METHODS A 34-item questionnaire was sent electronically (SurveyMonkey online survey tool) to 1244 radiologists and nuclear physicians (residents and consultants) in Switzerland. The items asked about the motivation for further education in each other's specialty and preferences regarding a joint further education curriculum in radiology and nuclear medicine. RESULTS Overall, 370 questionnaires were analyzed (370/1244, 30%). There were 280 (76%) board-certified physicians in either radiology (238/370, 64%) or nuclear medicine (42/370, 12%) and 65 (18%) residents (radiology 54/370, 15%; nuclear medicine 11/370, 3%). More than half of all residents (34/65, 52%) stated their conviction that a wide range of expertise in both disciplines could be fully guaranteed through adequate cross-curricular training. For responders already at a consultant level in radiology or nuclear medicine, the willingness to undergo further training in each other's specialty significantly increased with a shorter training period. The preferred option for a possible future joint training curriculum was a combination of a 5-year radiology training program with 2 years of further training in nuclear medicine. CONCLUSIONS Both residents and board-certified physicians in Switzerland are highly interested in a cross-curricular training curriculum in radiology and nuclear medicine. KEY POINTS • A systematic survey was conducted to obtain information on interest in cross-curricular training in radiology and nuclear medicine and preferences regarding a future joint training curriculum. • More than half of radiology and nuclear medicine residents would be interested in further training in the other specialty. • There is a strong desire for a shorter training program when combining training in both radiology and nuclear medicine.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Kim, Soung Yung; Peters, Alan Arthur; Brönnimann, Michael; Heverhagen, Johannes and Maurer, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0938-7994

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Isabelle Ursula Saurer

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2019 17:36

Last Modified:

18 Feb 2019 17:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00330-018-5989-7

PubMed ID:

30741342

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Curriculum Motivation Nuclear medicine Radiology Surveys and questionnaires

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.126595

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126595

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