Conventional Medical Education and the History of Simulation in Radiology

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Department of Radiology

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Medical Education | Radiology


Simulation is a promising method for improving clinician performance, enhancing team training, increasing patient safety, and preventing errors. Training scenarios to enrich medical student and resident education, and apply toward competency assessment, recertification, and credentialing are important applications of simulation in radiology. This review will describe simulation training for procedural skills, interpretive and noninterpretive skills, team-based training and crisis management, professionalism and communication skills, as well as hybrid and in situ applications of simulation training. A brief overview of current simulation equipment and software and the barriers and strategies for implementation are described. Finally, methods of measuring competency and assessment are described, so that the interested reader can successfully implement simulation training into their practice.


Simulation, medical education, resident education

DOI of Published Version



Acad Radiol. 2015 Oct;22(10):1252-67. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2015.07.003. Epub 2015 Aug 12. Link to article on publisher's site

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Academic radiology

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