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Nuclear Medicine

Elective Number: (Oasis E74w) 2910

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Patrice Rehm

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

Duration: maximum: 4 weeks; minimum 2 weeks

Available: Rotations 3, 4, 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: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: In addition to the regular lectures in the basics of nuclear medicine imaging and therapy, aka radionuclide imaging and radionuclide therapy provided during first years of the
medical school, the nuclear medicine section offers a 2 and 4-week elective rotation to the fourth-year medical students.

The general learning objectives of this rotation are:

As a whole, the rotation will provide the student with a basic but sufficient knowledge of the fundamental radionuclide imaging, in order to serve as a foundation.

Additional time will be devoted to self-study of images, slide and web-based interactive learning modules. Students are encouraged to add cases to the teaching file. Students are encouraged to
participate in department activities included including numerous case conferences didactic session, conferences, seminars, grand rounds, tumor boards, and other professional activities.

Specific objectives:

Skills: By the end of the rotation, the student will be able to applied a systematic approach and
analysis in the interpretation of:

The student must recognize emergent pathologies as demonstrated by radionuclide scans and understand the importance of prompt communication of abnormalities to the referring physician.

Enthusiastic participation is expected from the student during the rotation. Time permitting, the suitable participate in the read-out with radiology resident an will be asked and answered questions appropriate for the level of training. Appropriate professional behavior while in the reading and imaging room is expected.

Work (specific tasks for the student):
Student is encouraged to attend scheduled Radiology resident conferences: morning case review and new lectures during the rotation, particularly if the nuclear medicine faculty is in charge of these
resident draining activities.

A workstation may be available to the student to review education materials. The student will spend the early part of the day reviewing materials in self-study. Once the attending on the service starts the morning read-out with radiology resident, the student generally will attend read-out and participate in the discussion of cases.

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