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Am I Ready to Be an Independent Neuroradiologist? Objective Trends in Neuroradiology Fellows' Performance during the Fellowship Year

Am I Ready to Be an Independent Neuroradiologist? Objective Trends in Neuroradiology Fellows'... PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES Am I Ready to Be an Independent Neuroradiologist? Objective Trends in Neuroradiology Fellows’ Performance during the Fellowship Year J.H. Masur, J.E. Schmitt, D. Lalevic, T.S. Cook, L.J. Bagley, S. Mohan, and A.P. Nayate ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aside from basic Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines, few metrics are in place to monitor fellows’ progress. The purpose of this study was to determine objective trends in neuroradiology fellowship training on-call performance during an academic year. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the number of cross-sectional neuroimaging studies dictated with com- plete reports by neuroradiology fellows during independent call. Monthly trends in total call cases, report turnaround times, relationships between volume and report turnaround times, and words addended to preliminary reports by attending neuroradi- ologists were evaluated with regression models. Monthly variation in frequencies of call-discrepancy macros were assessed via x tests. Changes in frequencies of specific macro use between fellowship semesters were assessed via serial 2-sample tests of proportions. RESULTS: From 2012 to 2017, for 29 fellows, monthly median report turnaround times significantly decreased during the academic year: July (first month) ¼ 79 minutes (95% CI, 71–86 minutes) and June (12th month) ¼ 55 minutes (95% http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Neuroradiology American Journal of Neuroradiology

Am I Ready to Be an Independent Neuroradiologist? Objective Trends in Neuroradiology Fellows' Performance during the Fellowship Year

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Publisher
American Journal of Neuroradiology
Copyright
© 2021 by American Journal of Neuroradiology
ISSN
0195-6108
eISSN
1936-959X
DOI
10.3174/ajnr.A7030
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Abstract

PRACTICE PERSPECTIVES Am I Ready to Be an Independent Neuroradiologist? Objective Trends in Neuroradiology Fellows’ Performance during the Fellowship Year J.H. Masur, J.E. Schmitt, D. Lalevic, T.S. Cook, L.J. Bagley, S. Mohan, and A.P. Nayate ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Aside from basic Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines, few metrics are in place to monitor fellows’ progress. The purpose of this study was to determine objective trends in neuroradiology fellowship training on-call performance during an academic year. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the number of cross-sectional neuroimaging studies dictated with com- plete reports by neuroradiology fellows during independent call. Monthly trends in total call cases, report turnaround times, relationships between volume and report turnaround times, and words addended to preliminary reports by attending neuroradi- ologists were evaluated with regression models. Monthly variation in frequencies of call-discrepancy macros were assessed via x tests. Changes in frequencies of specific macro use between fellowship semesters were assessed via serial 2-sample tests of proportions. RESULTS: From 2012 to 2017, for 29 fellows, monthly median report turnaround times significantly decreased during the academic year: July (first month) ¼ 79 minutes (95% CI, 71–86 minutes) and June (12th month) ¼ 55 minutes (95%

Journal

American Journal of NeuroradiologyAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology

Published: May 1, 2021

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