Medical students are realizing the importance of going to virtual events in light of the pandemic.


In an article featured on The American Board of Radiology, Dr. Amy Patel discusses the importance of virtual open houses as a way to connect with people in the field during the pandemic.

To address this issue, many radiology residency programs began implementing virtual open houses as a way for potential candidates to learn about the residency program and meet faculty and residents. I am proud to say that at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), we implemented virtual open houses in 2020 and 2021 under the guidance of our incredibly motivated radiology resident leaders.

Patel goes on to advise other schools consider this as an option to take the leap.

I encourage any residency programs that are on the fence about implementing a virtual open house to strongly consider attempting one. It can be mutually beneficial for medical student candidates to get to know your program and for you to fill your residency positions. (UMKC filled 100% of its positions in 2020.)”

Read the full article here: Virtual Open Houses Beneficial for Future Residents

About Dr. Amy

Amy Patel, MD | Breast Radiologist, Alliance Radiology | Medical Director, The Breast Care Center at Liberty HospitalAssistant Professor of Radiology, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine