The Association of Program Directors in Radiology Well-Being 2019 Survey: Identifying Residency Gaps and Offering Solutions Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.06.017 PMID: 31302059 Web of Science: 000501394300014

Cited authors

  • 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.; Heitkamp, Darel E.


  • 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.

Publication date

  • 2019

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1546-1440

Start page

  • 1702

End page

  • 1706


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