Radiological Sciences

Scope and Objectives

The medical student program in the Department of Radiological Sciences is designed to introduce students to the spectrum of diagnostic imaging modalities and their role in the clinical management of patients. It provides students with knowledge of essential radiographic anatomy and key imaging features of common diseases. The basic principles of all forms of diagnostic imaging pertaining to thoracic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, cardiac, neuroradiology, mammography, pediatrics, emergency radiology, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and interventional radiology are provided. Students acquire interpretative skills by didactic instruction and interactive teaching sessions and through the use of Web-based teaching materials. A longitudinal core clerkship is offered during the third year, with a comprehensive examination.

Greater depth of experience is provided by the three weeks of elective clerkship offered to fourth-year medical students that emphasizes training in general diagnostic radiology, angiography/interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and pediatric radiology.

For more details on the Department of Radiological Sciences, see the department website.