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 SG, Robbins JB, Sarkany D, England E, Kalia V, Patel MD, Ali K, DeBenedectis CM, Ho CP, Milburn JM, Ong S, Jay AK, Gaviola GC, Heitkamp DE. (2019). The Association of Program Directors in Radiology Well-Being 2019 Survey: Identifying Residency Gaps and Offering Solutions. Radiology Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2019.06.017. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/485