Should 12 Months of Training Be Required Before Diagnostic Radiology Residents Take Independent Call?. A Survey of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology

Richard B. Gunderman, Lisa R. Delaney

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To assess program director's reactions to a Residency Review Committee rule change requiring diagnostic radiology residents to complete 12 months of training prior to taking independent call, 303 Association of Program Directors members were surveyed. A total of 147 members responded (48.5% response rate). Overall, 66.1% of respondents were opposed to the change, 21.1% were in favor of it, and 12.8% were neutral. Although this rule change has already been accepted by the residency review committee for implementation July 1, 2008, there has been much debate over this modification and the impact it will have on varying programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)590-594
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2007



  • call
  • Radiology
  • residency
  • survey
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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