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M90/801  General Radiology

Valid start weeks for four-week blocks are: Weeks 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41.

This four week introductory radiology elective allows students to rotate through four of the following radiology services; Emergency Radiology, Mammography, Pediatrics, Chest, Abdominal Imaging, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. The primary course objective is to familiarize students with the scope of diagnostic and interventional radiology including the consulting role radiologists provide to primary care and specialty providers, risks/benefits and cost effectiveness of radiologic examinations, and guidelines for ordering common studies as well as specific disease entities and their radiologic appearance and work-up.

Students spend the majority of the day in the radiology reading rooms with residents, fellows, and faculty for interactive teaching based on daily clinical cases. Students will attend morning case-based conferences and noon didactic conferences with the residents. The students will have an observational role in conferences and in the clinical setting. At 3:00 p.m., students will convene with a radiology resident for a didactic lecture on a scheduled topic in radiology. An image-based quiz will be given in the final week of the elective covering topics presented in the daily student didactic lectures. Fridays at 3:00 p.m., students present an interesting case from the week in Power-Point format. Two Power-Point presentations will be submitted at the end of the rotation for grading.

Students will keep a logbook of interesting cases seen daily in order to provide a foundation for further reading, as well as an opportunity for clinical or radiologic follow up of cases seen in the reading room. This log will be submitted to the Coursemaster at the end of the elective.

Students taking this elective for a second time who have a special interest in a particular area of radiology pertinent to their intended career choice may tailor their experience to focus on one or more services if desired (i.e. 4th year student going into neurosurgery may spend up to 2 full weeks in neuroradiology). This will be considered on a case by case basis by the Coursemaster. These returning students will be expected to keep a log of cases seen but will be exempt from attending the daily afternoon teaching sessions. Returning 4th year students will be required to present 4 weekly presentations with the other students in the course and take the end of rotation quiz. Please see the separate course listings for Nuclear Medicine and Interventional Radiology.

Reading lists, references and text books will be provided. The first and final days of the elective are mandatory. Grades are based on daily attendance, logbook, end of rotation quiz, and Power-Point presentations. No honors will be awarded if a student is absent for more than 5 days of the rotation.

Schedule of Elective Intervals
Weeks 1-4: June 20, 2016 -July 17, 2016
5-8: July 18, 2016 – August 14, 2016
9-12: August 15, 2016 – September 11, 2016
13-16: September 12, 2016 – October 9, 2016
17-20: October 10, 2016 – November 6, 2016
21-24: November 7, 2016 – December 4, 2016
25-28: December 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017
29-32: January 16, 2017 – February 12, 2017
33-36: February 13, 2017 – March 12, 2017
37-40: March 13, 2017 – April 9, 2017
41-44: April 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Student Time Distribution
Inpatient 40%; Outpatient 30%; Conferences/ Lectures 30%; Subspecialty Care 100%

Major Teaching Responsibility
Radiology Faculty, Fellows, and Residents

Patients Seen/Weekly
N/A

On Call / Weekend Responsibility
None

M90/820  Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Valid start weeks for four-week blocks are: Weeks 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41.

This four-week elective will be offered to third and fourth year medical students. The clinical service in Nuclear Medicine is divided into five subsections: outpatient general Nuclear Medicine, in-patient general Nuclear Medicine, PET, Pediatric, and Cardiac Nuclear Medicine. The recommended schedule will be to spend week 1 and 3 on the North Campus, where the emphasis will be on outpatient general and Pediatric Nuclear Medicine with some focused time spent in the PET reading room. Week 2 will be split between the in-patient general Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac services. Week 4 schedule will be determined after a preferences discussion with the student.

The primary objective of this rotation is to provide exposure to the full range of clinical nuclear medicine. Under direct supervision of the clinical staff, the student will be able to participate in the planning and interpreting of imaging studies for patients referred to the Division. Opportunity also exists to explore instrumentation techniques, including dedicated computer applications in Nuclear Medicine.

In addition to the clinical experience, the student will attend the daily morning conference, held in the Miller Conference Room in 956 West Pavilion, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. From 12-1:00 p.m., the student will be excused to attend the daily department-wide conference. The student is not expected to do any formal presentations but may participate by preparing a case for the Friday follow-up conference. The student will also be excused to attend any conferences within the Department of Radiology, e.g. the 3:00 p.m. medical student didactic lectures, if desired.

Students may keep a log of interesting cases to use as a guide for additional reading, or for discussions with the Coursemaster or the other staff attendings.

A textbook will be provided. The first and final days of the elective are mandatory. No honors will be awarded if a student is absent for more than 5 days of the rotation.

Schedule of Elective Intervals
Weeks 1-4: June 20, 2016 -July 17, 2016
5-8: July 18, 2016 – August 14, 2016
9-12: August 15, 2016 – September 11, 2016
13-16: September 12, 2016 – October 9, 2016
17-20: October 10, 2016 – November 6, 2016
21-24: November 7, 2016 – December 4, 2016
25-28: December 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017
29-32: January 16, 2017 – February 12, 2017
33-36: February 13, 2017 – March 12, 2017
37-40: March 13, 2017 – April 9, 2017
41-44: April 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Student Time Distribution
Inpatient 25%; Outpatient 50%; Conferences/ Lectures 25%; Subspecialty Care 100%

Major Teaching Responsibility
Attendings, fellows and residents

Patients Seen/Weekly
~200

On Call / Weekend Responsibility
None

M90/830  Radiology

Valid start weeks for four-week blocks are: Weeks 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41

Students will be exposed to all clinical and procedural aspects of interventional radiology including: patient evaluation and consultation, preparation of patients for procedures, performance of a wide range of vascular and non-vascular procedures, post-procedure patient management, and longitudinal patient follow-up. Students will actively participate in interventional procedures. Students will attend the departmental noon conference (daily) and section conferences including didactic lectures, morbidity and mortality conference, and case conferences (3-4 times per week).

Schedule of Elective Intervals
Weeks 1-4: June 20, 2016 -July 17, 2016
5-8: July 18, 2016 – August 14, 2016
9-12: August 15, 2016 – September 11, 2016
13-16: September 12, 2016 – October 9, 2016
17-20: October 10, 2016 – November 6, 2016
21-24: November 7, 2016 – December 4, 2016
25-28: December 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017
29-32: January 16, 2017 – February 12, 2017
33-36: February 13, 2017 – March 12, 2017
37-40: March 13, 2017 – April 9, 2017
41-44: April 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Student Time Distribution
Inpatient 60%; Outpatient 30%; Conferences 10%

Major Teaching Responsibility
Attending Interventional radiology physicians will provide the majority of teaching. Fellows and residents will provide additional teaching.

Patients Seen/Weekly
Approximately 150 patients per week are seen in consultation or for procedures in the south campus Interventional facility

On Call / Weekend Responsibility
None