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
Clinical Curriculum Year 3
Clinical Curriculum Year 4


Pre-clinical Flex Curriculum

Normal and Altered Structure and Function: Twelve Medical Imaging Lectures are given by our faculty in the Flex curriculum, including Introduction to Medical Imaging, Medical Imaging Basics, Radiation Injury in Imaging and Therapeutics, Introduction to ACR Appropriateness, Imaging of the Limbs, Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis, Central Nervous System, and Head and Neck, as well as Gross Anatomy of the Kidney and Liver from an Interventional Radiology perspective. Medical Imaging is integrated in the Altered Structure and Function small group sessions. In conjunction with Pathology faculty, Radiology faculty members also lead several mandatory Clinicopathologic Conferences (CPCs) on a variety of topics including Trauma, Neoplasia, Cardiovascular Disease, Reproductive Disorders, and Congenital Anomalies.

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 members serve as small group preceptors in the Fundamental of Patient Care (MDCOR 703 and MDCOR 704) and Ethics courses.

Careers in Medicine: Dr. Lewis 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.

Interest Groups: In addition, the Radiology Department has two interest groups, the Radiology Interest Group (RIG) and the Vascular Interventional Radiology Interest Group (VIRIG), which expose students to the field and introduces them to faculty, residents and fellows through interactive meetings. For more information and contacts, please see the Opportunities page.

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Clinical Curriculum Year 3

FPC: A number of Radiology faculty members serve as small group preceptors in the Ethics courses.

Selectives: The Department offers three 2-week Radiology Selectives for students in their third year. Two of those include a series of lectures, labs, and hands-on activities, giving the student a broad overview of the specialty. The Diagnostic Radiology selective provides the opportunity to spend two days in five of the following eight subspecialty reading rooms: Body, Cardiothoracic, Chest, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Pediatrics, Ultrasound and Breast, while students enrolled in the Interventional Radiology selective will spend their time in both the ART and University Hospital’s IR suites. The Clinical Radiology selective is a more advanced selective where students spend three days in three reading rooms of their choosing and includes case presentations with the 4th year elective class.  For more information please visit Clinical Curriculum Overview. For details on our selectives please click on Catalog of Selectives 2019-2020.

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Clinical Curriculum Year 4

FPC: A number of Radiology faculty members serve as small group preceptors in the Ethics courses.

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 2019-2020.

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 participates in the Underrepresented in Medicine 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 during the capstone Internship 101 course for 4th year students.