Return to the Reading Room: Implementation of a Hybrid Radiology Clerkship Model after Emergent Conversion to Remote Learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the virtualization of historically in-person radiology rotations for medical students. As students return to in-person clinical education, there is an opportunity to reevaluate teaching strategies and incorporate best practices from the pandemic. We describe our experience with the conversion of a four-week radiology clerkship from an in-person (IP) to remote learning (RL) to hybrid model (HM) and its impact on student performance and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stratified by curriculum (Group 1 IP, Group 2 RL, Group 3 HM), student standardized final examination scores, final grades, lecture evaluation scores, and satisfaction scores were compared. Additional analysis was performed for Group 3 clinical divisions in which IP or RL models predominated. RESULTS: A significant decrease in mean final exam score was noted in Group 2 (p < 0.0001). Average lecture rating decreased in Group 3 compared to Group 1 (p < 0.001). Group 3 students reported improved faculty (Group 1: 59, Group 2: 61, Group 3: 82; p < 0.001) and resident (Group 1: 76.5, Group 2: 68, Group 3: 90; p < 0.001) teaching effectiveness. Student-reported quantity and quality of formative feedback were also highest for Group 3 (Quantity; Group 1: 60.6, Group 2: 74, Group 3: 93; p < 0.001) (Quality; Group 1: 59.1, Group 2: 77, Group 3: 97; p < 0.001). Group 3 subanalysis demonstrated increased student-perceived usefulness of activities within IP divisions (p < 0.01) and a decrease for RL divisions (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: A hybrid curriculum resulted in improved student satisfaction and preserved student performance after an emergent conversion to remote learning.

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Cited Authors

  • Musick, A; Malhotra, D; French, R; Carrico, C; Martin, J

Published Date

  • August 29, 2022

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 36153251

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9420696

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.acra.2022.08.027


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States