Educational Crowdsourcing: Developing RadExam.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Jun;14(6):800-803. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2017.01.033. Epub 2017 Mar 27. Lewis PJ1, Nyberg E2, Cayere J3, Valle A4, Davis LP5.
Radiology program directors (PDs) are required to provide residents with timely, formative feedback and guidance informed by regular evaluations. PDs are also required to report on resident performance to the ACGME biannually, which includes milestones for “medical knowledge.” Most programs rely on the ACR’s annual Diagnostic Radiology In-Training examination, more commonly known as the “in-service examination,” given annually in January at regional examination centers. Results are given as an overall percentage score, relative to the R level of the resident as well as subspecialty breakdown. Unfortunately, although considerable effort has been made to develop this into a high-quality examination, its utility remains hamstrung by several inherent limitations: