Radiology Diagnostic Trainer

Background

The demands of junior diagnostic radiology post-graduate medical education are particularly gruelling in the initial months of the second year of post-graduate medical education, as diagnostic radiology resident physicians must timely acquire these skills so that they may be able to safely and diligently handle independent call responsibilities. While calls for further innovation in diagnostic radiology post-graduate medical education have been made, the application of innovative learning methods in Canadian diagnostic radiology post-graduate medical education programs remains limited.

Objective

(1) Development and implementation of a formal structured virtual reality curriculum for junior diagnostic radiology resident physicians
(2) Evaluation and assessment of the impact of the application of this innovative curriculum.
Over the next two years, the goal is to launch the virtual reality curriculum nationally and trial it in resource-challenged settings.

Format

Given the visuospatial nature of diagnostic radiology, application of virtual reality is particularly suited for diagnostic radiology post-graduate medical education.


The Team

Principal Investigator(s)

  • PI: Dr. Cameron Hague, Associate Professor at the UBC Department of Radiology
  • PI: Dr. Helena Bentley, Resident Physician at the UBC Department of Radiology

Students

  • Juno Yoon, Project Lead (May 2022 – Present)
  • Tom Mo, Developer (May 2022 – Present)
  • Reva Nambiar, Designer (May 2022 – Present)
  • Vita Chan, UI/UX Designer (May 2022 – Present)
  • Olivia Chen, Designer (May 2022 – Present)
  • Jena Arianto, Designer (May 2022 – Present)