© 2011

Achieving Excellence in Medical Education

Second Edition


  • The book addresses education, a topic that has received virtually no attention in book-length manuscripts in the field of radiology

  • Provides a rationale that current and perspective radiological educators can use to develop more support for education both within their departments and within academic health centers

  • Provides extensive practical advice on how to function more effectively as a radiological educator

  • Discusses principles radiological educators can employ to develop an enlarging role for radiology in medical school curricula, a top priority for radiology at a time when there is a significant work force shortage in the field, as well as providing impetus to increase the number of residency slots in radiology

  • Provides a theoretical foundation and practical suggestions for radiologists to enhance their educational expertise at a time when it is very difficult for people who devote substantial portions of their time to clinical radiology to pursue course work or continuing medical education in the field of education


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 1-16
  3. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 17-39
  4. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 41-58
  5. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 59-74
  6. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 75-91
  7. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 93-104
  8. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 105-125
  9. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 127-147
  10. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 149-164
  11. Richard B. Gunderman
    Pages 165-184

About this book


A goldmine of theoretical insights and practical suggestions, Achieving Excellence in Medical Education, Second Edition explores the essential question facing medical educators and learners today: What is our vision of educational excellence, and what can we do to enhance our performance?

Among the topics explored within this updated, engaging, informative, and thought-provoking text are:

• Education’s position as a priority of medical schools

• Seminal educational insights from non-medical educators

• Best practices of outstanding educators and learners

• Promises and pitfalls of new educational technologies

• Key resources for promoting excellence in medical education

• Medical education’s role in preparing future leaders

• Leadership roles for medical schools in universities and society


Reviews of the first edition:


"This is an eloquent, quotable, and inspirational book that provides a template for "Achieving Excellence in Medical Education." - Journal of the American Medical Association


"Gunderman is an accomplished educator, well known as a thoughtful and provocative teacher. . .  I recommend his book to department chairs, clerkship and residency program directors, and education professionals who are shaping the future of medical education."  - New England Journal of Medicine


Medical Education Radiology Surgery

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Center, Riley Children's HospitalIndiana UniversityIndianapolisUSA

About the authors

Dr Richard B. Gunderman is Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology and Director, Pediatric Radiology at Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA. He is also a professor of Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Achieving Excellence in Medical Education
  • Book Subtitle Second Edition
  • Authors Richard B. Gunderman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85729-306-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5862-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-85729-307-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 184
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Medical Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals