Acquired clinical competencies of radiologic technology interns: an analysis

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Clinical Competence, Internship and Residency, Radiologic Technology


This study made use of the descriptive survey method, which illustrated the acquired clinical competencies of radiologic technology interns. Using purposive sampling technique, data was gathered from 49 radiologic technology interns of the College of Medical Radiation Technology assigned in different affiliating hospitals during February 2005. The data-gathering instrument used by the researchers was a self-made questionnaire patterned from the proposed clinical competency evaluation tool released by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Occupational Skills Standards List and Evaluation Guide for radiologic technologists. The statistical tools used were frequency, percentage, mean t-test and f-test. Based from the findings gathered in this investigation, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) Most of the respondents were male and had a fair performance on their professional subjects; (2) The respondents moderately acquired the required clinical competency for radiologic technology students in terms of technical, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; (3) There are no significant differences in the technical, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills acquired by the radiologic students interns when they are grouped according to gender and GPA on professional subject; (4) All competencies for analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills were all acquired by RT interns. For technical skills, majority were acquired by radiologic technology interns, except for competency item number 6 - Use calliper in measuring anatomical are of interest, competency item number 7 - Use radiographic rating and anode cooling chart, and competency number 8 - Refer to technique charts.

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