Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 170–175 | Cite as

What is a Wiki, and How Can it be Used in Resident Education?

Article

Abstract

Training as a radiology resident is a complex task. Residents frequently encounter multiple hospital systems, each with unique workflow patterns and heterogenous information systems. We identified an opportunity to ease some of the resulting anxiety and frustration by centralizing high-quality resources using a wiki. In this manuscript, we describe our choice of wiki software, give basic information about hardware requirements, detail steps for configuration, outline information included on the wiki, and present the results of a resident acceptance survey.

Key words

Education medical information system knowledge base 

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© Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Imaging SciencesIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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