A Review of Resources and Methodologies Available for Teaching and Assessing Patient-Related Communication Skills in Radiology

Acad Radiol. 2018 Jul;25(7):955-961. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2017.11.018. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


ACGME expectations for radiology trainees' proficiencies in communication skills pose a challenge to program directors who wish to develop curricula addressing these competencies. Numerous educational resources and pedagogical approaches have emerged to address such competencies specifically for radiology, but have yet to be systematically catalogued. In this paper, we review and compile these resources into a toolkit that will help residencies develop curricula around patient-centered communication. We describe numerous web-based resources and published models that have incorporated innovative, contemporary pedagogical techniques. In undertaking this compilation, our hope is to kindle discussion about the development of formalized or standardized communication curricula or guides for radiology residencies.

Keywords: Radiology; communication; education; patient; resident.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Communication*
  • Curriculum
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Internship and Residency
  • Needs Assessment
  • Radiology / education*
  • Simulation Training
  • Teaching*