RD501M.1

Advanced Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Ritu Gill
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: This course is offered to students who complete the Radiology Core Clerkship and want a more thorough understanding of the Radiologic subspecialties. The standard course would include a week each of CT scanning, ultrasound, MRI and angiography. The student will be part of the workteam with radiology residents and fellows under constant supervision by a staff person. They will be involved in various procedures e.g. amniocentesis, abscess drainages. Daily film reading sessions and daily department conference provide classroom teaching but the course is the clinical hands on opportunity to practice radiology. A planning conference with Dr. Lieberman (754-2597) is required upon acceptance to the course as content can be tailored for individual student requirements e.g. Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine or Mammography may be preferred. Clinical and laboratory research opportunities also exist.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
At morning departmental conferences. At daily section conferences. At weekly combined radiology clinical conferences.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Cumulative rating of superior knowledge base of general medicine, of radiology, superior ability to diagnose images, superior skills at selecting appropriate imaging procedures and radiologic-clinical correlation Superior motivation and effort, superior interaction with the healthcare team and patients, superior case presentation and professionalism. Honors: Cumulative rating of excellent knowledge base of general medicine, of radiology, excellent ability to diagnose images, excellent skills at selecting appropriate imaging procedures and radiologic-clinical correlation Excellent motivation and effort, excellent interaction with the healthcare team and patients, excellent case presentation and professionalism. Satisfactory: Cumulative rating of satisfactory knowledge base of general medicine, of radiology, satisfactory ability to diagnose images, satisfactory skills at selecting appropriate imaging procedures and radiologic-clinical correlation Satisfactory motivation and effort, satisfactory interaction with the healthcare team and patients, satisfactory case presentation and professionalism. Unsatisfactory: Cumulative rating of unsatisfactory knowledge base of general medicine, of radiology, unsatisfactory ability to diagnose images, unsatisfactory skills at selecting appropriate imaging procedures and radiologic-clinical correlation Concern about ethics, motivation, professionalism, reliability.