Curriculum Participation

Medical Students

The department is actively involved throughout the 4 year integrated curriculum providing the students with multiple opportunities to learn about imaging and explore potential careers in radiology.

Read more about our participation in:

Pre-clinical Flex Curriculum
Pre-clinical Curriculum Year 2
Clinical Curriculum Year 3
Clinical Curriculum Year 4


Pre-clinical Flex Curriculum

Normal Structure and Function: Ten Medical Imaging Lectures are given by our faculty in the Flex curriculum, including Introduction to Medical Imaging, Imaging of the Back and Limbs, Thorax, Abdomen, Reproductive Organs, Central Nervous System and Head and Neck, and Functional Imaging of the Brain, as well as Gross Anatomy of Kidney and Liver from an Interventional Radiology perspective.

The lectures are complemented with Medical Imaging small group conferences each block, reinforcing the concepts presented in lecture and lab.

FPC: Students are introduced to Ultrasound in Fundamentals of Patient Care. As the students learn portions of the physical exam, they have the opportunity to perform hands on scanning of standardized patients, reinforcing the anatomy of the cardiorespiratory system, the abdomen, and head and neck.

FPC: A number of radiology faculty participate as Small Group preceptors in the MDCOR courses.

Careers in Medicine: Dr. Gordon introduces our students to the specialty of Radiology in the Careers in Medicine Seminars.  Also, we always welcome students to shadow our faculty and complete their shadowing visits required in the Careers of Medicine curriculum.

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Pre-clinical Curriculum Year 2

FPC: A number of faculty serve as preceptors in the Fundamental of Patient Care (MDCOR 703 and MDCOR 704) Ethics courses during 2nd through 4th years.

Pathology: Medical Imaging is integrated in the Altered Structure and Function small group sessions throughout the second year curriculum. In conjunction with Pathology faculty, Radiology faculty also participate in the 5 mandatory Clinicopathologic Conferences (CPCs) on a variety of topics including Trauma, Neoplasia, Cardiovascular Disease, and Congenital Anomalies.

Careers in Medicine: We always welcome students to shadow our faculty and complete their shadowing visits required in the Careers of Medicine curriculum.

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Clinical Curriculum Year 3

Selective: The Department offers a 2 week Diagnostic Radiology Selective for students in their third year that provides the opportunity to spend two days in five of the following seven subspecialty reading rooms: Body, Cardiothoracic, Chest, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Pediatrics and Ultrasound,  and includes a series of lectures, labs, and hands-on activities, giving the student a broad overview of the specialty. For more information please visit Clinical Curriculum Overview. For details on the Diagnostic Radiology Selective please click on Catalog of Selectives 2018-2019.

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Clinical Curriculum Year 4

Electives: There are 9 elective courses offered by the Department in the 4th year curriculum, all of them allow the students to be in the reading room working one-on-one with the faculty, fellows and residents for at least 4 hours a day, work with the technologists, and participate in lectures, conferences, hands on labs, and tumor boards. Students will have the opportunity to hone their presentation skills teaching their classmates about the most interesting cases seen in the hospital every day in Case of the Day conference. For more information please visit Clinical Curriculum Overview. For details on our electives please click on Catalog of Electives 2018-2019.

Our elective courses are:

  • RAD 851: Diagnostic Radiology
  • RAD 854: Pediatric Radiology
  • RAD 856: Interventional Radiology   
  • RAD 857: Neuroradiology
  • RAD 858: Ultrasound Radiology
  • RAD 861: Breast Radiology
  • RAD 862: Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • RAD 865: Radiologic and Pathologic Correlation
  • RAD 874: Diagnostic Radiology FLX

Selective and Elective courses are filled with inter-professional encounters.

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Visiting Students

The department welcomes students from other universities to complete a 4 week elective course during the final year of their studies, and supports the Underrepresented in the Medicine Students' program. For more information and the application process, please see the Visiting Student section on our Clinical Curriculum page.

Internship 101: Radiology faculty participates in required Radiology 101 lectures and an Informed Consent OSCE.