Title

Addressing the ACGME Mandate for Healthcare Disparities Education in Residency Programs: A Needs Assessment

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology

Publication Date

2021-07-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Health Services Administration | Medical Education | Radiology

Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess current opinions and efforts from radiology residency program leadership regarding healthcare disparities (HCD) education for residents.

METHODS: Radiology residency program directors across the United States were sent a 10-item survey and asked a series of qualitative questions regarding their opinions about HCD and current methods of implementation into their residency curriculum, in addition to demographic information such as program location and setting.

RESULTS: 73 out of 334 program directors responded. 49.3% were located in the Northeast, 16.4% in the Southeast, 16.4% in the Midwest, 12.3% in the Southwest, and 5.5% in the Pacific. Community programs made up 16.4% of respondents, while academic programs made up 76.7%. 6.8% identified as "other". 98.6% agreed with the provided definition of HCD. 83.6% agreed or strongly agreed that HCD present an obstacle to providing imaging care. 74.0% agreed or strongly agreed that HCD education is an essential component of residency training. However, 74.0% agreed or strongly agreed that HCD education is difficult to implement due to competing educational requirements. Only 16.4% agreed or strongly agreed that they had sufficient material on HCD to train residents.

CONCLUSION: Although many radiology residency programs agree that HCD education is essential in residency training, the majority feel that a curriculum is difficult to implement and that they lack sufficient resources. This study confirms the need to address this gap with a standardized curriculum which has been developed and is discussed.

Keywords

Health care disparities, Radiology, Resident education

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.acra.2021.05.003

Source

Song A, Americo L, Myers H, DeBenedectis C, Slanetz PJ, Sarkany D. Addressing the ACGME Mandate for Healthcare Disparities Education in Residency Programs: A Needs Assessment. Acad Radiol. 2021 Jul;28(7):930-937. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2021.05.003. Epub 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34140205. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academic radiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

34140205

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