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Abstract

Radiology interfaces with all medical disciplines. Whether medical students pursue a career in radiology or any other medical discipline, as future physicians they will always come across imaging at multidisciplinary conferences (MCs). Students at all departments are confronted with imaging in their studies. It is therefore important they recognize the role of radiology in patient care. With imaging being imperative for patient management, radiology is indispensable at MCs. Radiologists cooperate with all clinical departments, and are often final to be asked for decisions at MCs. Joining MCs can prepare students for image interpretation and demonstration in their future clinical practice. MCs can complement to teaching in busy clinical routine. MCs embody educational grounds of lifelong medical learning for radiologists and other physicians. As medical students are going to enter a profession of lifelong learning, MCs can likewise offer valuable educational opportunities. The article presents three reasons to seize MCs as potential teaching opportunities for medical students in radiology: 1. the significance of radiology for MCs; 2. preparation of medical students for MCs; and 3. exploration of MCs for lifelong learning.

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multidisciplinary conferences medical students medical teaching lifelong learning​​​ radiology

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Ilona Petsch, Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, University of Muenster, and University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Ilona Petsch, MA Adult Education, Dr. rer. medic candidate, Academic Coordinator, Department of Radiology, University of Muenster, and University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany

 

Aglaé Velasco González, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology, Medical Faculty, University of Jena, and University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany

Aglaé Velasco González, MD, is a Senior Consultant Neuroradiologist, Interventional Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology, University of Jena, and University Hospital Jena, Jena, Germany

Boris Buerke, Head of Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and MR-Tomography, Klinikum Guetersloh, Guetersloh, Germany, and Department of Radiology, Medical Faculty, University of Muenster, and University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany

Boris Buerke, MD, MHBA, is Professor and Head of Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and MR-Tomography, Klinikum Guetersloh, Guetersloh, Germany, and Professor and a Senior Consultant Radiologist, Department of Radiology, University of Muenster, and University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany

How to Cite
Petsch, I., Velasco González, A., & Buerke, B. (2020). Multidisciplinary Conferences for Radiology Teaching: Why Medical Students Should See the Significance of Imaging and Lifelong Learning: Multidisciplinary Conferences for Teaching and Lifelong Learning. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 2(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.33422/ejte.v2i4.308