Inadequate involvement of radiology residents in research during core training has been reported in Europe and North America [1,2],
and approximately 41% of radiology residents are not satisfied with the research opportunities available to them .
The involvement in research of radiology trainees in Europe is approximately 39% ,
and the rate of publications authored by radiology trainees can be as low as 19% .
This inadequate involvement of radiology trainees in academic activities may result in lower department research productivity ,
Methods & Materials
We designed and distributed an online survey (Google LLC,
US)about academic involvement during core training to radiology trainees and fellows across the world.
Theweb link allowed users to fill in their responses on any internet browser.
English version: https://forms.gle/aw5y4pk3zw1jbzRs6
Spanish version: https://forms.gle/qMjQa1vZ9QREEkPv9
French version: https://goo.gl/forms/BowFFWDStR74FlQR2
We used social media platforms (including Twitter,
ResearchGate and LinkedIn)to circulatethe survey.
it was distributedbythe radiology societies that agreed to share it by the time of poster submission as a call for action in their...
We included 199 trainees and fellows with an interest in thoracic and cardiovascular imaging (79 females; 4 did not reveal their gender.
137 (69%) participants were residents in European countries; 138 of participants did core training in Europe.
See Figures 1-6 and Tables 1-7.
Geographical distribution is displayed in Fig. 1.
Table 1 covers valuesdistributed by world regions as well as total numberson: age groups,
academic background in family,
setting of core training,
allocated time for academic activities,
current academic activities,
Radiology trainees with interest in cardiothoracic imaging are often not formally involved in research or teaching in their programmes accross the world.
The majority of surveyed trainees have a positive attitude to academic practice,
and mostof the participantsare planning to work in academic setting.
There is a significant perceived gender barrier for women in academic opportunities.
Significantly lower number of female participants were involved in teaching activities.
The most important reported barriers limiting involvement of residents in academic activities were: lack of time,
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Dr Monika Arzanauskaite
Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist
Clinical Tutor / Trust Specialty Training Lead forNorth West School of Radiology
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (Liverpool,
Dr Federica Vernuccio
University of Palermo
Université Paris 7 Diderot