RD500M.3

Core Clerkship Radiology

Credits: 4 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: MGH
Director(s): Laura Avery, Sandra Rincon
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for one month.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: The course is designed to teach fundamentals of diagnostic image interpretation and the clinical indications for imaging examinations and interventional radiology procedures. It is formally structured with didactic lectures, problem-based learning exercises, programmed audiovisual teaching seminars, algorithm tutorials, conferences, observation of film interpretation, observation of special procedures and computer workshops. Students spend two hours per day at self-study in the Radiology Learning Center reviewing MyCourses CD-ROM and internet radiology teaching programs. A lecture on basic principles of radiation therapy is given by a staff member of the Radiation Medicine Department. The students are also instructed in the downloading, storage and presentation of digital diagnostic images.