Virtual "Radiology Rounds": Resident-run Medical Education in the COVID-19 Era
Michael Repajic, Redmond-Craig Anderson, Peter Hu, Evan Allgood, Sravanthi Reddy
Acad Radiol . 2021 Oct;28(10):1477-1478. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2021.07.001. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
The novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) pandemic has had a tremendous impact on medical education. Educators have had to quickly adapt, transitioning much of the preclerkship medical student curriculum into online formats with the assistance of various web-based formats with the use of video-conferencing software (1,2). Some programs have created shortened “virtual clerkships” to deal with the challenge of maintaining adequate educational exposure (3). Performance on examinations was shown to be comparable to in-person clerkship scores and student feedback demonstrated utility and enjoyment when considering the virtual clerkship (3). While virtual educational tools for radiology residents have previously been discussed, little data exists on the online delivery of radiology education in a cross-disciplinary setting to medical students during their clinical rotations (4). In this letter, we will discuss our experience with a virtual resident-run radiology conference for medical students.
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