Best practices from ETAP 2.0 assessed centres

Best practices from ETAP 2.0 assessed centres

We have selected and highlighted five key elements that reflect the training quality of these centres and that can be used as best practice indicators:

  • Specialised teaching staff on site
  • Personalised monitoring and supervision
  • Outstanding supervision and mentorship for trainees
  • Courses and training for Emergency Radiology
  • Mandatory participation to multidisciplinary meetings

In terms of the training programme itself, the ETAP 2:0 has also identified five fundamental aspects that an effective training programme should have:

  • The training programme should be aligned with the ESR’s ETC
  • The training programme should be delivered by qualified staff
  • The ideal length of training should be 5 years
  • The training programme should offer research, management and leadership opportunities
  • It should be able to prepare the residents for the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR) as this provides radiologists with a certification of excellence, stating that the holder has a level of knowledge and competency in line with the ESR European Training Curriculum

Lastly, please see some tips that training centres should bear in mind in order to be fully in line with the ETC and therefore successfully pass the ETAP 2:0 evaluation:

  • The training programme should last 5 years
  • The residents should be familiar with the ESR’s ETC (at least know the essential parts)
  • The national training programme should be aligned with the ESR’s ETC
  • The use of a logbook to monitor if residents achieve and acquire the adequate knowledge, skills and competences is recommended
  • The programme should facilitate the inclusion of informatics, ethics, management and communication in radiology