RD513M.5

Interventional Radiology Sub-I

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Sahil Mehta, Jeffrey Weinstein
Offered: Monthly Sept-June
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: Interventional radiology (IR) is at the forefront in the development of minimally invasive therapies used to treat patients with a wide variety of ailments. From patients who require venous access to patients who require emergent embolization or shunt placement for bleeding, interventional radiology is at the core of many tertiary care medical centers. Students who rotate through BIDMC IR operate as active members of the clinical service, including morning rounds, daily case review, scrubbing in as first assistant on procedures, and inpatient consultations. Students will work closely with the fellows and staff throughout their rotation. Students will be exposed to the full range of diagnostic and interventional procedures including arteriography/venography, angioplasty, stents, thrombolysis, interventional oncology, TIPS, biliary drainage, venous and enteral access, varicose vein therapy, uterine fibroid embolization, and caval filters. Opportunities to participate in ongoing research activities are available for interested students. There are daily informal teaching sessions given by the faculty that highlight every aspect of IR. Multiple weekly formal teaching sessions and didactics are a component of the IR elective as well. The clerkship directors are highly vested in every medical student to ensure that they are getting the most out of the rotation regardless of whether their intended future career is in IR. Students will walk away from this elective with new insight and appreciation into this exciting and highly competitive field that most students are not exposed to during their medical education. Any student thinking about a career in a surgical field who wants to practice the most advanced technology in medicine should consider IR.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Evidence based medicine plays an important role in interventional radiology; the discussion of relevant studies and clinical outcomes is a part of every case.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: - observational performance evaluation for a student who exceeds expectations for his or her medical level - achievement of score > 70% on multiple choice test administrated at the end of the rotation - complete of an end of rotation presentation above typical medical student levels Honors: - observational performance evaluation for a student who meets expectations for his or her medical level - achievement of score > 50% on multiple choice test administrated at the end of the rotation. - complete of an end of rotation presentation at typical medical student levels Satisfactory: - observational performance evaluation for a student who possess the necessary knowledge of a medical student as it relates to interventional radiology and - achievement of score < 50% on multiple choice test administrated at the end of the rotation - complete of an end of rotation presentation below typical medical student levels Unsatisfactory: - observational performance evaluation for a student who does not meet expectations for his or her medical level - achievement of score < 25% on multiple choice test administrated at the end of the rotation - failure to complete end of rotation presentation