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Electives - Radiology

Diagnostic Radiology

Elective Number: (Oasis E74a) 2901

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Michael Sneider

Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (sk9ef@virginia.edu); 924-9484

Rotation Duration: 4 or 2-weeks (see below)

Rotation Location: UVA Medical Center, Multiple Locations

Available: 4weeks ONLY: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11& 12; 2 weeks ONLY: 4a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b

Report to: Sandy Kerns

Time to Report: 8:30 am

Place to Report: Residency/Student Elective Office - Room 1832

Typical day: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Attendance Policy: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Rotation Supervisor.
  • All requests for days off must be emailed to Sandy Kerns, Education Coordinator (sk9ef@virginia.edu)
  • Students are allowed to take off 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
  • Specific days missed must be approved by the Rotation Supervisor.

Dress Code: Professional dress. Scrubs are acceptable on procedure-oriented rotations (such as IR) or on specific procedure days.
Attitude/Expectations: Be enthusiastic, self-motivated, curious and engaged.

Course Requirements
Lecture Attendance:

  • Resident noon conferences (schedule will be mailed)
    • 12:15 pm – 1 pm, M-F: Moss Auditorium
  • Student-specific lectures (schedule will be emailed)
    • 1 pm – 2 pm, M-F: Moss Auditorium (schedule will be emailed)
  • You are also encouraged to attend tumor boards, or other activities of the subspecialty you’re rotating with.

Additional Requirements:   

  • Case Presentations: Each student on the 2- and 4- week rotation will prepare a case presentation to present to his/her colleagues and the course director that will then be placed in the student radiology teaching file.
  • Exam: Students on the 4-week exam will take an interactive computer-generated examination. Grading of examination and course are Pass/Fail.

  
Course Description: This course is designed to acquaint the medical student with the modalities and broad field of Diagnostic Radiology. All students are encouraged to actively participate in department activities including numerous case based and didactic conferences, seminars, ground rounds and other activities.
**Information specific to the 2- and 4-week rotations can be found below.

General Learning Objectives Common to 2- and 4-Week Rotations:

  • Enhance learning and understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology through imaging
  • Acquire the knowledge of the language of Medical Imaging and understanding of the Radiology report
  • Prepare the physician in training to efficiently use the resources of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in patient care
  • Given specific clinical presentations and associated symptoms, enable the learner to understand the next best imaging study
  • Learn to recognize common pathologic states with different imaging modalities. Learn to quickly recognize unexpected critical and sometimes life threatening findings on imaging studies
  • Develop an understanding of the American College of Radiology’s Appropriateness Criteria for ordering studies

4-Week Rotation Description and Learning Objectives:

4-Week Elective Description: The four-week elective consists of a series of rotations through the department. The configuration consists of 2 weeks rotating through the six core modalities, and two weeks of sub-specialty time where the student can focus on his or her career interests by selecting up to three concentration areas.

There will also be a series of medical student dedicated lectures and tutorials given by Radiology faculty, fellows, and residents.(schedule will be emailed as it develops) Additional time will be devoted to self-study of images, slide-and web-based interactive learning modules, previous case presentation reviews, which have been prepared as teaching materials.

Students will be assigned a locker and key for rotation.

4- Week General Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance learning and understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology through imaging
  • Learn to recognize common pathologic states with different imaging modalities
  • Learn to quickly recognize unexpected critical and sometimes life threatening findings on imaging studies pertaining to the specific focused area
  • Participate in the clinical activities of the selected division(s)

2-Week Rotation Description and Learning Objectives

2-Week Elective Description: The two-week rotation consists of a focused elective allowing the student to select up to two areas where he/she would like exposure to Medical Imaging.  These can be based on their future career plans or interests. These focused areas include but are not limited to: Thoracic, Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics, GI/GU, Body CT, Ultrasound, Mammography and Neuroradiology.

2-Week General Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance learning and understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology through imaging
  • Learn to recognize common pathologic states with different imaging modalities
  • Learn to quickly recognize unexpected critical and sometimes life threatening findings on imaging studies pertaining to the specific focused area
  • Participate in the clinical activities of the selected division(s)

Preparatory Reading: Consider Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology, Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics, or Brant & Helms’ Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology (for those interested in radiology residency).

Suggested Readings/Resources: A limited number of textbooks (are available to students on a first-come basis. Please see Sandy Kerns in Room 1832A of the Education Suite. Students on the four-week rotation will be given first preference.

Radiology Website for cases done by previous students: www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/radiology/education/for-medical-students/medical-student-case-studies

The Radiology Assistant: http://www.radiologyassistant.nl/en/

Website – “Radiology Revealed,” www.radiology-revealed.com  – comprehensive and interactive thoracic radiology with clinical vignettes

Website – “Learning Radiology” Website – “Learning Radiology,” www.learningradiology.com  – with dedicated MS section and “22 must see cases”

Website – “Radiopaedia,” www.radiopaedia.com  – good basic information about clinical conditions and their imaging characteristics

RSNA Radio Graphics, http://pubs.rsna.org/journal/radiographics  - excellent, academic medical imaging resource with the latest clinically relevant articles. Used by residents and faculty

AUR (Association of University Radiologists), https://www.aur.org/  - medical education website for radiologist with free MS access to teaching files and cases

Website – “Introduction to Radiology,” an online interactive tutorial, http://www.meded.virginia.edu/courses/rad/

        • Imaging of the Cervical Spine
        • Introduction to Head CT
        • Introduction to Chest Radiology
        • High-Resolution CT of the Lungs
        • Emergency Body CT
        • Skeletal Trauma Radiology
        • Emergency Ultrasound
        • Introduction to Pediatric Radiology
        • Medical Informed Consent
        • Patient Confidentiality


 

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