Implementation of peer learning conferences throughout a multi-site abdominal radiology practice

Andrew W. Bowman, Nelly Tan, Daniel A. Adamo, Frederick Chen, Sudhakar K. Venkatesh, Deborah A. Baumgarten

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Abstract

Purpose: To initiate a peer learning conference for our abdominal radiology division across multiple geographically separated sites and different time zones, and to determine radiologist preference for peer learning versus traditional score-based peer review. Methods: We implemented a monthly peer learning videoconference for our abdominal radiology division. Surveys regarding radiologist opinion regarding traditional peer review and the new peer learning conferences were conducted before and after 6 months of conferences. Results: Peer learning conferences were well attended across our multiple sites, with an average of 43 participants per conference. Radiologist opinion regarding peer review was poor, with survey radiologists responding positively to only 1 out of 12 process questions. Opinion regarding peer learning was extremely favorable, with radiologists responding positively to 12 out of the same 12 process questions. After 6 months of peer learning conferences, 87.9% of surveyed radiologists wished to continue them in some fashion, and no one preferred to return to score-based peer review alone. Conclusion: We successfully implemented a peer learning conference for our abdominal radiology division spread out over multiple geographic sites. Our radiologists strongly preferred peer learning conferences over our traditional peer review system for quality control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAbdominal Radiology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Group learning
  • Learning opportunity
  • Peer learning
  • Peer review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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