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Assessing Diagnostic Radiology Training: The Singapore Journey

  • Bien-Soo Tan
  • Lynette L. S. Teo
  • Daniel E. S. Wong
  • Shaun X. J. M. Chan
  • Kiang-Hiong Tay
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Abstract

The diagnostic radiology training system in Singapore has evolved from our British colonial past, which has influenced both education and health care. A brief history of diagnostic radiology training is covered followed by a description of the current training system. The training assessment process has been shaped by the hierarchical structure of our organizations and by our Asian background. The current assessment tools, for the trainee as well as of the trainers, are detailed in this chapter. As the training system has been incrementally improved and become more structured, the assessment processes have also been adjusted, and additional tools have been introduced.

How cultural and generational differences impact assessment is discussed, and solutions to these challenges proposed. A trainee’s perspective is included and illustrates that we clearly do not have a perfect system for assessment. As we face daily challenges in training, the key is to realize that we are on a constant journey to improve our training processes and to have a spirit of willingness to change for the better.

Keywords

Exit Interview Summative Assessment Radiology Trainee Colonial Past Residency System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bien-Soo Tan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lynette L. S. Teo
    • 4
    • 5
  • Daniel E. S. Wong
    • 6
  • Shaun X. J. M. Chan
    • 7
  • Kiang-Hiong Tay
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologySingapore General HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Duke-NUS Graduate Medical SchoolSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Department of Diagnostic ImagingNational University HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  5. 5.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  6. 6.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, NHG-AHPL Radiology ResidencyTan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  7. 7.Singapore Health ServicesSingaporeSingapore
  8. 8.Department of Diagnostic RadiologySingHealth ResidencySingaporeSingapore

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