Radiation Safety and Medical Education. Development and Integration of a Dedicated Educational Module into a Radiology Clerkship, Outcomes Assessment, and Survey of Medical Students' Perceptions.

Nicholas A. Koontz, Richard Gunderman

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Abstract

Rationale and Objectives: This study assesses the effect on medical student understanding of a new radiobiology and radiation safety module in a fourth-year radiology clerkship. Materials and Methods: A dedicated radiobiology and radiation safety module was incorporated into the fourth-year medical school radiology clerkship at our institution. Student understanding of the material was assessed via pretest and posttest. Statistical analysis was performed to assess significance of changes in student performance. In addition, we surveyed student perceptions of the importance of this material in medical education and practice. Results: Monthly pretest mean scores ranged from 47.8% to 55.6%, with an average monthly pretest score of 50.3%. Monthly posttest mean scores ranged from 77.3% to 91.2%, with an average monthly posttest score of 83.9%. The improvement in exam scores after the educational intervention was statistically significant (all . P < .01). Conclusion: The introduction of a new educational module can significantly improve medical student understanding of radiobiology and radiation safety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-497
Number of pages7
JournalAcademic Radiology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Radiobiology
Medical Education
Medical Students
Radiology
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Radiation
Students
Safety
Medical Schools
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Keywords

  • Ionizing radiation
  • Medical student education
  • Radiation safety
  • Radiobiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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