The Association of Program Directors in Radiology Well-Being 2019 Survey: Identifying Residency Gaps and Offering Solutions
Department of Radiology
Medical Education | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Radiology
PURPOSE: The Well-Being subcommittee of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) Common Program Requirements (CPR) Ad Hoc Committee and the APDR Academic Output Task Force jointly conducted a study of APDR members' current level of understanding and implementation of the 2017 ACGME CPR regarding well-being.
METHODS: A survey instrument consisting of 10 multiple-choice and open-ended questions was distributed to the 322 active members of the APDR. The survey focused on three main content areas: APDR member knowledge of the 2017 CPR, composition of department well-being curricula, and residency well-being innovations.
RESULTS: In all, 121 members (37.6%) responded to the survey. Of those, 67% rated their knowledge of requirements as incomplete. Responses also indicated that 74% of departments have not implemented a comprehensive well-being curriculum; 53% of programs do not offer the mandated self-screening tool; 15% of respondents do not offer residents protected time for medical, mental health, and dental appointments; and 42% do not offer their trainees access to an institutional mental health clinic. Survey comments offer numerous individual well-being initiatives from across the membership.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the APDR Well-Being Survey indicate that many programs have substantial work remaining to achieve ACGME compliance. Well-being innovations were included in an effort to share best practices.
ACGME, burnout, common program requirements, residency, well-being
DOI of Published Version
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S1546-1440(19)30742-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.06.017. [Epub ahead of print] Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Jordan, Sheryl G.; Robbins, Jessica B.; Sarkany, David; England, Eric; Kalia, Vivek; Patel, Maitray D.; Ali, Kamran; DeBenedectis, Carolynn M.; Ho, Christopher P.; Milburn, James M.; Ong, Seng; Jay, Ann K.; Gaviola, Glenn C.; and Heitkamp, Darel E., "The Association of Program Directors in Radiology Well-Being 2019 Survey: Identifying Residency Gaps and Offering Solutions" (2019). Radiology Publications and Presentations. 485.