RTF Survey 2009
Evaluation of Results
RTF Board Meeting
December 10, 2009
35 out of 38 National Representatives of the Radiology
Trainees Forum (RTF) submitted the survey, which
consists of 32 que...
Section1– General informationonresidency
1. In which country do you currently undergo your
residency?
All respondents indi...
2. How many years does the radiology residency take in
yourcountry?
4.3 average
3. In which yearof yourresidency are you a...
4. Does yourresidency conform to the ESRcurriculum
guidelines?
45.71 % No, the structure of my residency is as
follows:
45...
5. Do you partake in on-call duties (emergency duties
out of regularworking hours)?
77.14 %   Yes.
22.86 %  No.
If yes, pl...
6. Please tickthe kind of experience below that is
included in yourtraining and specify the respective
duration in weeks:
...
7. What is the approximate staff-to-resident-proportion
in yourresidency programme?
number of staff members: 25.4 average
...
8. Did you choose the radiology residency forone or
more of the following reasons?
(multiple responses possible)
85.71 % Q...
9. Do you feel that radiology has been represented
adequately (in the form of seminars, lectures etc.)
during yourmedical ...
10. Is a radiology residency regarded as a
popular/attractive choice amongst medical
students in yourcountry compared to o...
11. Please specify the approximate popularity of a
radiology residency in yourcountry on a scale
from 1 to 5 (1 – low, 5 –...
12. How many radiology residents are there
approximately in yourcountry?
232.2 average
13. Do you have theircontact detail...
14. Is there a national platform forradiology
residents in yourcountry (e.g. national radiology
residents’ meeting, etc.) ...
15. How are training standards regulated in yourcountry?
71.43 % By a national body
5.71 % By a regional body
20 % By a lo...
16. Is there a formal “theoretical” training of residents
(e.g. mastertraining organized by university,
interuniversity tr...
17. How many teaching centres are there approximately
in yourcountry?
16.8 average
85.71 % of the respondents gave us the ...
Section2– UndergraduateTeaching
19. Is radiology a formal part of undergraduate radiology
training?
74.29 %   Yes.
25.71 %...
20. Is undergraduate radiology training performed as part
of a module?
57.14 %  No.
42.86 %   Yes.
21. Is undergraduate radiology training performed as a
separate subject?
71.43 %   Yes.
28.57 %  No.
22. Do residents participate in teaching radiology to
medical students in yourhospital?
51.43 %   Yes.
48.57 %  No.
23. Does yourhospital offerseminars in preparation of
these teaching obligations?
68.57 %  No.
31.43 %   Yes.
24. Are residents involved in teaching anatomy?
71.43 %  No.
28.57 %   Yes.
Section3- Knowledgeof RTF(RadiologyTrainees
Forum) andESR(EuropeanSocietyof Radiology)
25. Do the residents in yourcountry...
26. Do the residents in yourcountry generally know
about the linkbetween RTF (Radiology Trainees
Forum) and the European S...
27. Please tickthe ESRe-learning tools that the
residents in yourcountry usually know of and use
(multiple responses possi...
28. Do the residents in yourcountry use eLearning
regularly?
54.29 %   Yes.
45.71 %  No.
29. Do the residents in yourcountry use electronic self-
assessment tools in orderto prove their
knowledge/skills?
48.57 %...
30. Do the residents of yourcountry know of the ESR
“Invest in the Youth Programme” which allows
residents to attend the E...
31. Are the residents in yourcountry aware of the
activities of the European School of Radiology
(ESOR) (e.g. sponsored sc...
32. Do you have any comments/suggestions that you
would like to make?
74.29 % No.
17.14 % Yes.
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Results of RTF Survey - September 2009

  1. 1. RTF Survey 2009 Evaluation of Results RTF Board Meeting December 10, 2009
  2. 2. 35 out of 38 National Representatives of the Radiology Trainees Forum (RTF) submitted the survey, which consists of 32 questions. => 92.1 % response rate Responses missing from: Montenegro, Norway, Serbia
  3. 3. Section1– General informationonresidency 1. In which country do you currently undergo your residency? All respondents indicated the country they represent except for the Icelandic delegate who currently undergoes his residency in Sweden.
  4. 4. 2. How many years does the radiology residency take in yourcountry? 4.3 average 3. In which yearof yourresidency are you at the moment? 3.5 average
  5. 5. 4. Does yourresidency conform to the ESRcurriculum guidelines? 45.71 % No, the structure of my residency is as follows: 45.71 %   Yes, according to the current ESR curriculum. 8.57 %  Yes, according to national guidelines.   
  6. 6. 5. Do you partake in on-call duties (emergency duties out of regularworking hours)? 77.14 %   Yes. 22.86 %  No. If yes, please specify in what year you commence assuming on-call duties: 5.4 average
  7. 7. 6. Please tickthe kind of experience below that is included in yourtraining and specify the respective duration in weeks: (multiple responses possible) 85.71 % a neuroradiology experience 17.7 weeks average 77.14 % a paediatric experience 12 weeks average 57.14 % a nuclear medicine experience 5.9 weeks average
  8. 8. 7. What is the approximate staff-to-resident-proportion in yourresidency programme? number of staff members: 25.4 average number of residents: 11.1 average
  9. 9. 8. Did you choose the radiology residency forone or more of the following reasons? (multiple responses possible) 85.71 % Quickly evolving imaging technologies. 54.29 % Option of interventional work with less patient care. 51.43 % The experience that I have made with radiology during my training at my medical school. 48.57 % Attractive working hours/possibility of a part- time job. 22.86 % Other reason, please specify. 14.29 % Attractive payment.
  10. 10. 9. Do you feel that radiology has been represented adequately (in the form of seminars, lectures etc.) during yourmedical training? 60 %  No. 40 %   Yes.
  11. 11. 10. Is a radiology residency regarded as a popular/attractive choice amongst medical students in yourcountry compared to other specialties (e.g. surgery, internal medicine)? 51.43 % No 48.57 % Yes
  12. 12. 11. Please specify the approximate popularity of a radiology residency in yourcountry on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 – low, 5 – high): 2.86 % 1 22.86 % 2 28.57 % 3 34.29 % 4 11.43 % 5
  13. 13. 12. How many radiology residents are there approximately in yourcountry? 232.2 average 13. Do you have theircontact details? 57.14 %  No. 42.86 %   Yes.
  14. 14. 14. Is there a national platform forradiology residents in yourcountry (e.g. national radiology residents’ meeting, etc.) to exchange information? 62.86 %  No. 37.14 %   Yes.
  15. 15. 15. How are training standards regulated in yourcountry? 71.43 % By a national body 5.71 % By a regional body 20 % By a local training scheme
  16. 16. 16. Is there a formal “theoretical” training of residents (e.g. mastertraining organized by university, interuniversity training programme with lectures, only a local training programme, a training programme fornational residents, etc.)? 65.71 %   Yes. 34.29 %  No.
  17. 17. 17. How many teaching centres are there approximately in yourcountry? 16.8 average 85.71 % of the respondents gave us the name and contact details of the national bodies which could provide us with the contact details of these teaching centres.
  18. 18. Section2– UndergraduateTeaching 19. Is radiology a formal part of undergraduate radiology training? 74.29 %   Yes. 25.71 %  No.
  19. 19. 20. Is undergraduate radiology training performed as part of a module? 57.14 %  No. 42.86 %   Yes.
  20. 20. 21. Is undergraduate radiology training performed as a separate subject? 71.43 %   Yes. 28.57 %  No.
  21. 21. 22. Do residents participate in teaching radiology to medical students in yourhospital? 51.43 %   Yes. 48.57 %  No.
  22. 22. 23. Does yourhospital offerseminars in preparation of these teaching obligations? 68.57 %  No. 31.43 %   Yes.
  23. 23. 24. Are residents involved in teaching anatomy? 71.43 %  No. 28.57 %   Yes.
  24. 24. Section3- Knowledgeof RTF(RadiologyTrainees Forum) andESR(EuropeanSocietyof Radiology) 25. Do the residents in yourcountry know about the existence/activities of RTF? 71.43 %   Yes. 28.57 %  No.
  25. 25. 26. Do the residents in yourcountry generally know about the linkbetween RTF (Radiology Trainees Forum) and the European Society of Radiology (ESR)? 54.29 %   Yes. 45.71 %  No.
  26. 26. 27. Please tickthe ESRe-learning tools that the residents in yourcountry usually know of and use (multiple responses possible): 60 % EPOS (Electronic Presentation Online System) 60 % EURORAD (Radiological Case Database) 22.86 % EDIPS download (ECR’s Digital Preview System)
  27. 27. 28. Do the residents in yourcountry use eLearning regularly? 54.29 %   Yes. 45.71 %  No.
  28. 28. 29. Do the residents in yourcountry use electronic self- assessment tools in orderto prove their knowledge/skills? 48.57 % Yes. 51.43 % No.
  29. 29. 30. Do the residents of yourcountry know of the ESR “Invest in the Youth Programme” which allows residents to attend the ECR(European Congress of Radiology) free of charge on a first come, first served basis? 77.14 % Yes. 22.86 % No.
  30. 30. 31. Are the residents in yourcountry aware of the activities of the European School of Radiology (ESOR) (e.g. sponsored scholarships/fellowships)? 68.57 % Yes. 31.43 % No.
  31. 31. 32. Do you have any comments/suggestions that you would like to make? 74.29 % No. 17.14 % Yes.

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