Educational Impact of Trainee-Facilitated Head and Neck Radiology–Pathology Correlation Conferences
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The goal of this study was to evaluate the benefits of resident and fellow-facilitated radiology–pathology head and neck conferences. A total of seven resident-facilitated and six fellow-facilitated head and neck radiology–pathology cases were presented as part of the radiology department conference series. The radiology residents were surveyed regarding the perceived quality and effectiveness of the fellow-facilitated sessions. The number of publications yielded from all the cases presented was tracked. Overall, the residents assessed the quality of the fellow-facilitated conferences with an average score of 3.9 out of 5 and the overall helpfulness with an average of 3.5 out of 5. The overall average level of resident understanding among the residents for the topics presented to them by the fellows at baseline was 2.5 out of 5 and 3.4 out of 5 after the presentations, which was a significant increase (p-value < 0.01). There were three peer-reviewed publications generated from the resident presentations and four peer-reviewed publications generated from the fellow presentations, which represents a 54% publication rate collectively. Therefore, trainee-facilitated head and neck radiology–pathology conferences at our institution provide added learning and scholarly activity opportunities.
KeywordsHead and neck Radiology Pathology Education Conference
We are grateful for support received from the University of Chicago Office of Faculty Affairs through the Faculty Initiatives Fund for our Head and Neck Radiology–Pathology Trainee Conference, during which this case was presented.
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None of the authors have potential conflicts of interest.
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