Establishing the current state of teaching and knowledge of Interventional Radiology amongst Australian Medical students

Project: Research

Project Description

The subspecialty of Interventional Radiology has been rapidly evolving and in
some countries it has been formalised as a distinct specialty separate to
Diagnostic Radiology.

Many medical students have no formal teaching of interventional radiology and
have no understanding of what the specialty entails. This has been shown in
recent publications.

Exactly what is being taught across Australian medical schools remains

We have made contact the Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA)
who is a major society of which their members are current Australian medical
students. AMSA estimates their membership at 17,000 students currently
across 16 universities from Australia. The list of Universities is below:
Australian national university (ANU)
Bond university
Deakin University
Flinders University
Griffith University
James Cook University
Monash University
University of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of Newcastle
University of New England
University of New South Wales
University of Notre Dame (Fremantle)
University of Notre Dame (Sydney)
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Western Australia
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong

We will survey medical students via AMSA to identify where any deficiencies are in current education, and then be able to target further strategies at improving education for future medical students.
Effective start/end date1/05/19 → …