Teaching Radiology Trainees From the Perspective of a Millennial

Acad Radiol. 2018 Jun;25(6):794-800. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2018.02.008. Epub 2018 Mar 21.


The millennial generation consists of today's medical students, radiology residents, fellows, and junior staff. Millennials' comfort with immersive technology, high expectations for success, and desire for constant feedback differentiate them from previous generations. Drawing from an author's experiences through radiology residency and fellowship as a millennial, from published literature, and from the mentorship of a long-time radiology educator, this article explores educational strategies that embrace these characteristics to engage today's youngest generation both in and out of the reading room.

Keywords: Education; fellowship; medical student; millennials; residency; technology.

MeSH terms

  • Fellowships and Scholarships* / methods
  • Fellowships and Scholarships* / trends
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency* / methods
  • Internship and Residency* / trends
  • Medical Staff, Hospital / education
  • Models, Educational
  • Radiology* / education
  • Radiology* / methods
  • Radiology* / trends
  • Teaching / trends
  • Technology, Radiologic*