The measure of a good radiologist is how well they can communicate their opinion to clinicians and colleagues. This is perhaps more relevant today than ever before as we are confronted with structured reports, AI and clinicians who have ready access to the images and insider knowledge. Effective communication is how we value-add for our patients and our profession.
In 2014 I wrote a series of blog posts on an effective way of studying for oral exams. Although all of it remains relevant today to training programs that still rely on orals (e.g. Australia, UK, Israel, etc...), it has become apparent to me that these same principles are applicable to written clinical reports and everyday discussion of cases with colleagues and clinicians at multidisciplinary meetings. It has also been pointed out to me that finding these blog posts is not super easy.
As such I have collected and revised these original posts into this learning pathway, making them more relevant to the non-exam setting. I have also added a number of additional topics. I hope you find them useful.
"A must for trainees and junior radiologists... nah, seniors should read it too." 5 stars
"It sometimes helps people to put thoughts like this into a short written piece for individuals to mull over. We may think we know this all, but reading through it makes me realize a bit more attention to report structure is definitely needed. Thanks for a great and very helpful reminder." - 5 stars