Current Perceptions Regarding Training During the On-Call Period, the Fellowship Process, and Boards Structure: Results of a 2015 Radiology Resident National Survey

Jason C. Hoffmann, Ayushi Singh, Yuri Peterkin, Sameer Mittal, Esther Coronel, Jonathan Flug

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Radiology residency training has undergone substantial changes, including increased utilization of night float systems, late and/or overnight attending radiology in-house coverage (LOAR), and restructuring of the radiology boards. The purpose of this study is to evaluate radiology residents’ perceptions regarding these changes and their impact on resident training using an anonymous, web-based survey that was distributed to radiology residents across the United States. A total of 345 current radiology residents completed the survey. A substantial number of radiology residents perceive that LOARs have negative impact on their development of independence and efficiency during the on call period. Residents are concerned about the timing of the core exam and match fellowship interviews, the timing of the certifying exam, and that graduating as board-eligible radiologists will harm their job search.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-369
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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