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ABSTRACT: Grand rounds and a visiting professorship program in a department of radiology: how we do it.

We discuss the benefits of maintaining an active, rigorous, and highly structured grand rounds (GR) program in an academic radiology department. These benefits include education for faculty (continuing medical education), fellows, and residents and a venue for building collaboration and camaraderie within the department and institution, while also allowing for building ties with the radiology community at large. In addition, we illustrate how to build and sustain a dynamic GR program based on our collective 6-year experience in running such a program at our institution that has offered more than 180 GR and hosted more than 90 visiting professors during this period. Maintaining such a program requires infrastructure, financial support, careful planning, and considerable effort. We believe that this article can serve as a “how-to” guide or framework to initiate and maintain such a program.

via Grand rounds and a visiting professorship progra… [Acad Radiol. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI.

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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