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Table 3 Table 3 shows the 7 questions with the most heterogeneity of answers, according to the top five Countries represented in this survey

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

Question Italy UK India Spain Portugal
6. How is MSK training/teaching organized during your residency programme? We have a dedicated rotation/block for radiological subspecialties, including MSK: 73/171 (42.7%) We have a dedicated rotation/block for radiological subspecialties, including MSK: 87/107 (81.3%) No specialist MSK training is available in our programme: 46/92 (50%) We have a dedicated rotation/block for radiological subspecialties, including MSK: 70/70 (100%) We have a dedicated rotation/block for radiological subspecialties, including MSK: 24/58 (41.4%)
We learn MSK radiology scattered over the various years of residency: 51/171 (29.8%) We learn MSK radiology scattered over the various years of residency: 18/107 (16.8%) We learn MSK radiology scattered over the various years of residency: 40/92 (43.5%) We learn MSK radiology scattered over the various years of residency: 0/70 (0%) We learn MSK radiology scattered over the various years of residency: 22/58 (37.9%)
No specialist MSK training is available in our programme: 47/171 (27.5%) No specialist MSK training is available in our programme: 2/107 (1.9%) We have a dedicated rotation/block for radiological subspecialties, including MSK: 6/92 (6.5%) No specialist MSK training is available in our programme: 0/70 (0%) No specialist MSK training is available in our programme: 12/58 (20.7%)
9. Do you have/have you had a dedicated period in MSK Ultrasound during your residency? No: 115/172 (66.9%) Yes: 64/107 (59.8%) No: 88/92 (95.7%) Yes: 58/70 (82.9%) No: 42/58 (72.4%)
  Yes: 57/172 (33.1%) No: 43/107 (40.2%) Yes: 4/92 (4.3%) No: 12/70 (17.1%) Yes: 16/58 (27.6%)
10. How many hours of MSK related teaching do you receive annually in your residency programme?  < 20 h: 138/168 (82.1%)  < 20 h: 74/107 (69.2%)  < 20 h: 60/90 (66.7%)  < 20 h: 32/70 (45.7%)  < 20 h: 46/58 (79.3%)
20–40 h: 21/168 (13.5%) 20–40 h: 25/107 (23.4%) 20–40 h:52/90 (57.8%) 20–40 h: 26/70 (37.1%)  > 40 h: 10/58 (17.2%)
 > 40 h: 9/168 (5.4%)  > 40 h: 8/107 (7.5%)  > 40 h: 8/90 (8.9%)  > 40 h: 12/70 (17.1%) 20–40 h: 2/58 (3.4%)
12. How would you rate your overall MSK training? Poor: 92/172 (53.5%) Average: 36/107 (33.6%) Average: 52/94 (57.8%) Average: 20/70 (28.6%) Poor: 30/58 (51.7%)
Average: 35/172 (20.3%) Very good: 34/107 (31.8%) Poor: 36/94 (38.3%) Very good: 16/70 (22.8%) Average: 10/58 (17.2%)
Good: 21/172 (12.2%) Good: 15/107 (14%) Good: 16/94 (9.7%) Good: 20/70 (28.6%) Good: 8/58 (13.8%)
Very good: 17/172 (9.9%) Poor: 14/107 (13.1%) Very good: 0/94 (0%) Excellent: 8/70 (11.4%) Very good: 8/58 (13.8%)
Excellent: 7/172 (4.1%) Excellent: 8/107 (7.5%) Excellent: 0/94 (0%) Poor: 6/70 (8.6% Excellent: 2/58 (3.4%)
14. During your training period are/were you expected to learn interventional MSK procedures? No: 110/171 (64.3%) No: 53/105 (50.5%) No: 76/92 (82.6%) Yes: 44/68 (64.7%) No: 44/58 (75.9%)
Yes: 61/171 (35.7%) Yes: 52/105 (49.5%) Yes: 16/92 (17.4%) No: 24/68 (35.3%) Yes: 14/58 (24.1%)
15. How do/did you participate in interventional MSK procedures during your residency? No MSK procedures are performed in my Institution: 75/167 (44.9%) Actively involved: 65/101 (64.3%) No MSK procedures are performed in my Institution: 54/92 (58.7%) Actively involved: 32/70 (45.7%) No MSK procedures are performed in my Institution: 26/58 (44.8%)
As Observer: 66/167 (39.5%) As Observer: 36/101 (35.7%) As Observer: 28/92 (8.7%) As Observer: 30/70 (42.9%) As Observer: 24/58 (41.4%)
Actively involved: 26/167 (15.6%) No MSK procedures are performed in my Institution: 0/101 (0%) Actively involved: 10/92 (10.9%) No MSK procedures are performed in my Institution: 8/70 (11.4%) Actively involved: 8/58 (13.8%)
16. Do you think that MSK training should/could be improved in your residency programme? Yes: 162/171 (94.7%) Yes: 87/105 (82.9%) Yes: 92/92 (100%) Yes: 72/70 (88.6%) Yes: 58/58 (100%)
No: 9/171 (5.3%) No: 18/105 (17.1%) No: 0/92 (0%) No: 8/70 (11.4%) No: 0/58 (0%)