Publication date: Available online 10 November 2017
Source:Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Author(s): Junjian Huang, Suhag Patel, Richard Scruggs, Dayna Levin
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to gauge radiology trainee perceptions regarding the fellowship selection process and survey their perceived level of preparedness and desire for a fellowship-oriented lecture.MethodsA survey, approved by APCR (Association of program coordinators in Radiology) was distributed via email to all APCR members for distribution to their residents.Results98.6%(n=261) of residents plan to pursue a fellowship. The most popular fellowships are IR, Body, MSK, and Neuro. For fellowship information, residents believe that fellowship directors in their field of intent were the most reliable (76%), followed by fellows (65%). Only about 50% of residents felt somewhat strongly that they were preparing for their fellowship application correctly. Lastly 44% of residents (n=94) replied extremely likely to attend a lecture series given by fellowship directors, and 36% (n=77) said somewhat likely.ConclusionThis survey demonstrates that most trainees plan to pursue fellowship training. Residents ranked certain resources as more important in fellowship selection, such as fellowship directors and fellows. Lastly, there is a high interest in a lecture series that would bring together fellowship directors and residents that are interested in that particular fellowship.
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