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The 2022 Inaugural Pan-Canadian RADGames: Gathering Insights From Our Medical Student Colleagues

Published:November 09, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.10.027
      In their article, “Inaugural Pan-Canadian RADGames: Results From a Successful Approach to radiology Education for Medical Students”, Bouthillier et al. describe a novel approach to engage medical students across Canada in an effort to increase knowledge about and awareness of radiology as a specialty (
      • Bouthillier M
      • Canil A
      • Cheng BYC
      • et al.
      Inaugural pan-canadian RADGames: results from a successful approach to radiology education for medical students.
      ). What began as a small single institution effort in 2019 turned into a well-organized national event in 2022, strikingly developed by students for students. With the goal of sparking interest in radiology and improving image interpretation skills, 10 Canadian medical students created, coordinated and marketed a virtual gamified learning experience for peers across the country. Clinical imaging cases were developed by medical students on the planning committee, under the direct guidance of radiology residents, with any queries directed to experienced radiology faculty. Cases included multiple imaging modalities (radiography, computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging) as well as general radiology and radiology subspecialty (neuroradiology, body imaging, and musculoskeletal) topics. Multiple choice questions were asked about the entities depicted.
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