Radiation oncology training in Australia and New Zealand during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic - lessons learnt and opportunities for improvement.

Published on May 25, 2021in Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology1.735
· DOI :10.1111/1754-9485.13245
Wee Loon Ong9
Estimated H-index: 9
Chamitha Weerasinghe (RPA: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
#1Sandra Turner (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 30
#2Trang Pham (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 4
Last. Purnima Sundaresan (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 3
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Due to COVID-19, an annual interactive statistics and research methodology workshop for radiation oncology trainees was adapted at short notice into a live virtual format. This study aimed to evaluate trainee opinions around the educational value of the workshop, logistical aspects and impact on interactivity. A post-course on-line survey was completed by 26/42 trainee attendees (response rate 62%). For five pre-specified learning outcomes (LO), 58 to 69% of trainees agreed that the LO was compl...
#1Chelain R. Goodman (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 13
#2Shauna R. Campbell (Cleveland Clinic)H-Index: 5
Last. Jenna M. Kahn (OHSU: Oregon Health & Science University)H-Index: 13
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#1Elizabeth Hamilton (Townsville Hospital)H-Index: 1
#2Ellie Van Veldhuizen (Townsville Hospital)H-Index: 1
Last. Sabe Sabesan (JCU: James Cook University)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Purpose Telehealth (TH) in Radiation Oncology at Townsville Cancer Centre (TCC) was implemented in July 2011 to provide cancer care closer to home to the regional and rural population. The aim of this study was to describe the service use and patient satisfaction. Materials and methods A retrospective audit of records was conducted for patients treated at TCC between July 2011 and December 2015. Data included patient demographics, diagnosis and treatment. Results of a patient satisfacti...
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