Subspecialisation in Emergency Radiology: Proposal for a harmonised European curriculum


Wagner M. G. , Fischer M. R. , SCAGLIONE M., LINSENMAIER U., SCHUELLER G., Berger F. H. , ...More

GMS JOURNAL FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION, vol.34, no.5, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3205/zma001138
  • Title of Journal : GMS JOURNAL FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

Abstract

Introduction: Radiology plays a crucial role in the emergency care setting by delivering early and precise diagnoses under pressure of time, right at the beginning of patient treatment. Although there is a need for postgraduate education in emergency radiology, most of the national bodies responsible do not offer it in a uniform fashion and a general proof of qualification is missing in Europe. Therefore, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has founded the (Sub-)Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER), prompting them to develop a European curriculum. This trend, which is currently also encouraged in many other non-radiological specialties which demand the highest professional qualifications, often lacks expertise in medical education.