Elective Number: (Oasis E74v) 2909
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Pierce
Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (firstname.lastname@example.org); 924-9484
Duration: 2 weeks
Available: Rotations 3, 4a, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10b, 11, 12, 13, 14
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: Residency/Student Elective Office - Room 1832
Typical day: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
- Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
- Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between
November 1 and February 1.
- Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: This is an ideal rotation for anyone interested in radiology, orthopedic surgery, or other sports medicine specialty. The rotation will offer the medical student an introduction to the importance of imaging and the role of the MSK radiologist in the musculoskeletal health care system and team. The physician in training will gain experience in radiography, CT, MRI, ultrasound, and image guided MSK interventional procedures.
- Enhance knowledge of the musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology and pathology through imaging.
- Obtain familiarization of the integral components of radiology reports
- Prepare the fourth year medical student to effectively use radiology resources for patient care by introducing the modalities in MSK imaging and the why, when, and how they are implemented for clinical application.
- Learn to recognize common MSK pathology and diseases with imaging such as fractures, arthritides, bone/soft tissue tumors, and sports related injuries to athletes.
- Increase exposure ofthe medical student to image guided procedures performed by the MSK radiologist such as injections to joints and spine, percutaneous biopsies of bone and soft tissue tumors, and joint aspirations.
To aid the medical student in meeting the above mentioned objectives, the student will participate in all read outs with the MSK faculty, attend inter-disciplinary conferences such as Sports Medicine/Orthopedics, Rheumatology, and Sarcoma Conferences, and review prepared teaching materials for self-study or one-on-one with an attending. In addition to observing image guided procedures, medical students will be present during the decision-making process, planning, and management of patients.
An active level of participation is expected. The student can apply their knowledge of clinical skills in history taking, physical exam, and laboratory findings to imaging and aid and advance their life-long learning.