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Diagnostic Radiology Elective

Course Description

Two tracks are available for fourth-year medical students.

 

Track 1: Radiology Sub-internship

Who: 4th year VSAS and TAMU medical students

Target: Students pursuing radiology residency

Length: 4 weeks

Features: Rich experiences, working much as a first-year resident

 

1. Dictation: Students will train on PACS and dictation system, review cases with attending, and progress to the level of dictating simpler cases after attending review

2. Presentation: Show one recently published ACR Case in Point (3-5 minutes) and create and present one original imaging case (3-5 minutes) before noon conferences

3. Conference: Morning and noon resident conferences

4. Reading: Complete an entire textbook on the basic practicals needed for internship regarding Chest X-rays, abdomen X-rays,and some Neuro/MSK imaging.

 

Goal: At the end, students should feel prepared to start as a first-year radiology resident.

 

Travel: Each student is responsible for his or her travel, housing and meals.


 

Track 2: Radiology Survey

Who: 4th year TAMU medical students only

Target: Students pursuing residencies other than radiology

Length: 2 or 4 weeks

Features: Survey to include basic X-ray interpretation and exposure to use of radiology in subspecialty medicine.

 

Mornings: Reading room and conferences

Afternoons: Self-study of textbook and online cases

 

Four-week course:

 

1. Textbook: Complete an entire textbook on the basic practicals needed for internship regarding Chest X-rays, abdomen X-rays and some Neuro/MSK imaging.

 

2. Online: Review 15 CORE online basic medical student-level cases with associated multiple discussion items. Also review 30 advanced radiologic diagnosis per month in the subspecialties of their choosing, which include imaging, pathophysiology and management with online ACR Case in Point

 

3. Presentation: Show two recently published ACR Cases in Point cases at resident noon conference per month (3-5 minutes).

 

4. Contact: Meet four times per month with an attending to discuss reading. Have a resident contact with whom they can ask questions throughout the rotation about reading assignments and presentations

 

Two-week course (half the above)

 

Travel: Each student is responsible for his or her travel, housing and meals.

 

 

Course Director – Joseph Philip, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor Texas A&M Health Science College of Medicine

 

Medical School:  University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

 

Fellowship:  Massachusetts General Hospital, Neuroradiology

 

Residency:  Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University

 

 

For information regarding the program, please contact:

 

Nemika Meely

Medical Education Coordinator

214-818-6497

Nemika.Meely@BSWHealth.org

 



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