Radiology Residents to Present Abstracts at AUR 2017

Vanderbilt Radiology resident Drs. LeAnn Shannon, Meaghan Magarik, Karthik Sundaram and John McKay will present research at the Association of University Radiologists (AUR) 2017 Annual Meeting this week in Hollywood, Florida.

The 65th AUR Annual Meeting will bring together more than 1,000 radiology faculty, trainees and administrators from across the country for a weeklong conference on leading change and bringing value.

Drs. Shannon, Magarik and Sundaram will present abstracts related to digital technology and social media in medical education, and will showcase how Vanderbilt Radiology’s Residency Program has integrated that technology into its curriculum.

Dr. Shannon’s abstract, “Livestream Lectures: A Cost-effective Way to Increase Lecture Attendance,” analyzes the department’s use of Periscope, a social media platform that broadcasts live video, to present noon lectures. In her abstract, she describes how live streaming lectures led to a significant increase in lecture viewership while maintaining in-person attendance.

Dr. Magarik’s abstract, “Utilizing Mobile Spaced Education to Enhance Radiology Resident Education,” highlights QuizTime, a smartphone application developed in colloaboration with radiology faculty Lori Deitte, M.D., and faculty from the Department of Anesthesiology. The application, which aims to improve medical education by delivering daily quiz questions to students on their mobile devices, was also awarded the inaugural Faculty Fellowship to Advance Medical Education.

Dr. Sundaram will present, “Gamification alters resident behavior more than didactic teaching alone.” His abstract, which was awarded second place for the Poster or Exhibit Trainee Prize, compares Vanderbilt Radiology residents’ professional use of social media platform Twitter prior to and following formalized training and gamification. His results suggest that gamification is a novel and innovative strategy that could be used in other aspects of radiology education. Dr. Sundaram will formally accept his $500 award and certificate on Tuesday, May 9, at the AUR Awards Luncheon. 

Dr. McKay's abstract, "Current Status of obstetric (OB) ultrasound education in Radiology Residency," however assesses the resident experience and perception of competence in OB ultrasound and the program director's interest in supplemental educational tools to improve OB ultrasound education. He collaborated with faculty Drs. Lucy Spalluto and Christine Dove to complete the study. 

“To have four of our residents showcasing their work at AUR, and three of them presenting on digital technology and social media in medical education, is an amazing achievement,” said Ed Donnelly, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program Director. “I am proud of their hard work, and thrilled that they will have a national stage to share their ideas with like-minded radiologists and trainees.”



LeAnn Shannon, M.D.



Karthik Sundaram, M.D., Ph.D.



Meaghan Magarik, M.D., Ph.D.



John McKay, M.D.