Workforce, Education and training, Education, CT, Thorax, Professional issues, Cardiac
M. Arzanauskaite1, E. Terrazas2, E. Estades3, F. Vernuccio4; 1Liverpool/UK, 2Distrito federal/MX, 3Wilmington/US, 4Palermo/IT
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 most of the participants are 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,
lack of mentorship and lack of support from faculty / senior radiologists.
Most of the participants are interested in further academic training,
lack of funding being the most frequently quoted barrier.
Having protected academic time could potentially lessen burnout.
core training programs seeking to enhance research and education in radiology should focus on providing appropriate protected time,
support of the team and equal opportunities for women and men.