Resources and Curriculum

Tools to educate your students.

Introduction to Appropriateness Criteria-Medical Student Education

The ACR® Appropriateness criteria are evidence and population-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other ordering providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical scenario.

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Well-Being Program

Curriculum and toolkit to educate and evaluate resident well-being including high-impact articles and resources. This program is applicable to medical students.

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Medical Student Curriculum

Offers resources to educate medical students on radiology and provide medical educators with resources to build a radiology curriculum.

You must be an ACR member to access the resources and logged into your ACR account. ACR membership is free for medical students. Once logged in, choose the desired topic and the educational methodology to find images, guides, and other materials that best fit your needs..

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Communication Curriculum

Free formalized curriculum offers customizable tools to train your residents, medical students and fellows to communicate with patients, families and physicians.

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Two-Week Virtual Curriculum

The virtual curriculum provides medical students with independent required reading assignments, online modules, and online scenarios to incorporate evidence-based strategies for imaging services, while experiencing the science, and diversity of modern imaging.

You must be an ACR member to access the virtual curriculum resources and logged into your ACR account. ACR membership is free for medical students. Once logged in, download the documents listed in the downloads section which provides the details for the course.

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Radiology-TEACHES Curriculum and COVID-19 Module

An introduction to COVID-19 and the use of radiology for diagnosis — created specifically for medical students. Cases and imaging examples are included to help medical students understand the role of radiology and the feature of COVID-19.

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Visual-Learning Toolkit

The Visual Learning Toolkit can be of use to any member who delivers presentations and does both formal and informal teaching, including radiologists and radiation oncologists in the academic setting, teaching residents, private practice physicians addressing their local community or hospital board, those who give talks at local or national conferences, and trainees as they learn to become the educators of the future.

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Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Radiology Students

The Standardized Tool for the Assessment of Radiology Students (STARS), a collaborative effort of the Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology (AMSER) and the American College of Radiology (ACR), provides medical schools with a national, web-based question-item database and exam-taking system to use in assessing students throughout their radiology courses.

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Image Wisely Safety Cases

Image Wisely® is pleased to present a free series of online and mobile-compatible educational modules. The radiation safety cases are interactive slide presentations with case-based questions that allow you to firstly improve, and then assess, your understanding of important safety concepts in medical imaging.

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Case in Point COVID-19 Open Access Cases

In order to further support the radiology community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Case in Point has provided public access to all COVID-19 cases that have been submitted.

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Virtual Escape Room

An escape room is an experience in which a team of players cooperatively discover clues, solve puzzles and accomplish tasks to complete a goal. This unique format can be used to introduce topics, concepts or education to medical students.

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Teaching and learning during and after COVID-19