ASRT launches Clinical Instructor Academy

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The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has developed the Clinical Instructor Academy, which will seek to help radiologic technologists who are tasked with teaching students about clinical processes and procedures learn the core strategies and tactics they need to be successful educators in the workplace.

Comprised of six web-based modules, the Clinical Instructor Academy is designed to engage participants in the learning process so aspiring clinical instructors can gain expertise and insight.

“Radiologic technologists often find themselves being tasked with the role of clinical instructor, but aren’t necessarily prepared to excel in an educational position,” said Myke Kudlas, MEd, RT, chief academic officer of Albuquerque, N.M.-based ASRT. 

Each module is facilitated by a panel of five veteran radiologic science clinical instructors who discuss topics ranging from education and training to performance assessment and record keeping. Participants can listen to panel discussions, get advice from working instructors and view video vignettes that provide insights about the position.

The Clinical Instructor Academy features the following modules:

  • Transitioning From Staff Technologist to Clinical Instructor.
  • Are We Participating in Education or Training?
  • The Clinical Instructor as Facilitator of Learning.
  • Assessment of Clinical Performance.
  • Remediation: An Art and Science.
  • Record Keeping, Confidentiality and Legal Responsibilities.

Individuals will earn at least one Category A continuing education credit for each module and eight CE credits if they complete the entire series.

The ASRT also offers a non-CE credit institutional version for educators, program directors and managers who would like to use the Clinical Instructor Academy as an educational tool in the workplace or classroom.