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Table 1 Full list of questions included in the survey and pertinent answers from 972 participants

From: Current status of MSK radiology training: an international survey by the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) Young Club

Question Total answers Answer
1. How old are you? (years) 968/972 (99.6%) mean: 30.8 ± 3
(range 23–35)
2. In which country did you receive (or you do receive) your radiology training? 971/972 (99.9%) See Table 2
3. What is your country of origin? 971/972 (99.9%) See Table 2
4. Are you a resident or certified radiologist? 965/972 (99.3%) Residents: 636/965 (65.9%)
Certified radiologists: 329/965 (34.1%)
5. What type of hospital do you work in? 965/972 (99.3%) University hospital: 633/965 (65.7%)
Larger community hospital: 179/965 (18.5%)
Private practice: 87/965 (9%)
Small community hospital: 66/965 (6.8%)
6. How is MSK training/teaching organized during your residency programme? 963/972 (99.1%) We have a dedicated rotation/block for radiological subspecialties, including MSK: 462/963 (48%)
We learn MSK radiology scattered over the various years of residency: 286/963 (29.7%)
No specialist MSK training is available in our programme: 215/963 (22.3%)
7. If a dedicated training period in MSK exists, what is the duration? 459/462 (99.3%) Between 3 and 6 months: 287/459 (62.5%)
Less than 3 months: 112/459 (24.4%)
Between 6 months and 1 year: 43/459 (9.4%)
More than 1 year: 17/459 (3.7%)
8. How is it organized? 737/972 (75.8%) Trainees rotate between the different MSK modalities: 523/737 (71%)
Trainees are assigned to a specific modality (MRI, Ultrasound, etc.): 214/737 (29%)
9. Do you have/have you had a dedicated period in MSK Ultrasound during your residency? 967/972 (99.5%) No: 647/967 (66.9%)
Yes: 320/967 (33.1%)
10. How many hours of MSK related teaching do you receive annually in your residency programme? 954/972 (98.1%) < 20 h: 632/954 (66.2%)
20–40 h: 201/954 (21.1%)
> 40 h: 121/954 (12.7%)
11. Who plays/played a role in your daily MSK training? 945/972 (97.2%) Senior consultants: 558/945 (59%)
Fellows (Junior specialist): 160/945 (16.9%)
Other residents: 149/945 (15.8%)
University Professor: 78/945 (8.2%)
12. How would you rate your overall MSK training? 969/972 (99.7%) Poor: 316/969 (32.6%)
Average: 282/969 (29.1%)
Good: 173/969 (17.8%)
Very good: 155/969 (16%)
Excellent: 43/969 (4.4%)
13. How would you prefer to learn MSK radiology? (multiple choice) 970/972 (99.8%) Daily practice on the job (with supervision): 870/970 (89.7%)
Educational courses/Meetings: 496/970 (51.1%)
Clinical case based presentation: 432/970 (44.5%)
E-learning platforms: 426/970 (43.9%)
14. During your training period are/were you expected to learn interventional MSK procedures? 964/972 (99.2%) No: 598/964 (62%)
Yes: 366/964 (38%)
15. How do/did you participate in interventional MSK procedures during your residency? 950/972 (97.7%) No MSK procedures are performed in my Institution: 351/950 (36.9%)
As Observer: 331/950 (34.8%)
Actively involved: 268/950 (28.2%)
16. Do you think that MSK training should/could be improved in your residency programme? 964/972 (99.2%) Yes: 898/964 (93.1%)
No: 66/964 (6.9%)
17. If yes, which part of MSK training should be improved? (multiple choice) 890/898 (99.1%) Practice in ultrasound: 718/890 (80.7%)
MR interpretation and case reporting in daily practice: 633/890 (71.1%)
MSK case presentations and discussion: 543/890 (61%)
Practice in ultrasound guided procedures: 523/890 (58.8%)
Practice in CT guided procedures: 455/890 (51.1%)
Educational courses/Meetings: 448/890 (50.3%)
CT interpretation and case reporting: 446/890 (50.1%)
Formal lecture based teaching lessons: 410/890 (45.2%)
E-learning platforms: 395/890 (44.4%)
Practice in fluoroscopy guided procedures: 332/890 (37.3%)
18. Are you informed about the ESR European Training Curriculum for Radiology? 964/972 (99.2%) Not aware: 411/964 (42.6%)
Aware but I have never read it: 411/964 (42.6%)
I am well informed: 142/964 (14.8%)
19. Are you aware of the ESSR diploma in MSK radiology? 970/972 (99.8%) Not aware but interested: 461/970 (47.5%)
Aware and interested in sitting the exam in the future: 242/970 (24.9%)
Aware and not interested: 130/970 (13.4%)
Not aware and not interested: 123/970 (12.7%)
Aware and I am working towards sitting the exam: 11/970 (1.1%)
I have the Diploma: 3/970 (0.3%)
20. Do you think that this certification will be taken into consideration when applying for a job? 970/972 (99.8%) Yes: 474/970 (48.9%)
Not sure: 364/970 (37.5%)
No: 132/970 (13.6%)