Radiology offers an elective rotation, generally four weeks in duration, to provide a supervised educational experience to interested medical students. The elective is a structured and informative educational experience that enables the medical student to acquire a clear and concise overview of the dynamic specialty of Radiology, including general radiology, its various subspecialties, and the breadth of radiological modalities and imaging studies. The educational goals of the rotation are for the student to learn:
- Opportunities in the specialty of radiology as possible career choices
- How imaging can help the physician in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients
Radiology teaching faculty will direct your education during the radiology elective. The elective may be tailored if the student has a particular interest in a certain area or areas. The student will rotate as an observer through the following areas of the radiology department and gain first-hand experience with an array of sub-specialty modalities and imaging studies:
The student is expected to attend all conferences given for the radiology residents. Also, students are invited to attend any additional interdepartmental conferences and other educational sessions (e.g. journal clubs) that occur during the rotation. Students are provided with an introductory text book on radiology for assigned supplemental readings, and all campus and departmental print and digital resources can be accessed to support the student’s clinical learning experience. At the end of the rotation, the student will give a brief case-based presentation to the department.