Student Program

Student Electives

  • RADIO 631.Introduction to Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. This course is for all students, including those targeting radiology as a career as well as those who plan to enter other medical specialties. The two-week course is designed to introduce students to all major imaging modalities and equip students with practical knowledge regarding anatomy, advantages and disadvantages of each imaging modality, safety issues related to medical imaging, and a basic approach to image interpretation. (Six (6) students each rotation. Available all rotations except December.) Traditional clinical rotation (5 credit hours.)
  • RADIO 651. Senior Radiology (E). This elective is for fourth-year medical students with an interest in radiology, especially those interested in pursuing a career in the field or those seeking to sharpen their skills in basic radiograph interpretation. The student spends four weeks rotating through the various subspecialties of radiology: Abdominal, Breast (Mammography), Cardiothoracic, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric, Ultrasonography and Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Students also have the option to take abbreviated call during the month (last no later than 10 p.m.). Grades for this elective bare based on: attendance, rotation evaluations (completed by staff and residents), case presentation and a final exam. The case presentation should be based on an interesting case the student encountered during the month. The final exam will be composed of a series of written questions and radiographic images. The exam will cover material presented in the lecture and in the readings. A textbook and curriculum will be provided. Maximum of six (6) students per month. Available all months except May and December.
  • Radio 656, Special Radiology Elective (E). A self-designated rotation in radiology clinical areas in which the fourth-year medical students rotate through one or two subspecialty areas of interest. The student will present an interesting case observed during his/her rotation at a departmental conference. Additional requirements may vary based on chosen subspecialty area. Completion of RADIO 651 is a prerequisite. Maximum of four (4) students per month Available all months except May and December.
  • MED 851. Radiology Extramural. Extramural rotations can be arranged with the course director or chair's approval for students who are interested in the specialty.
  • MED 852. Radiology Extramural. Extramural rotations can be arranged with the course director or chair's approval for students who are interested in the specialty.