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Radiology Research

Elective Number: 2904 (research)

Rotation Supervisor: Various Radiology Faculty

Prerequisite: At least a month in advace, submit a research proposal (see how to schedule research electives)

Duration: Maximum: 4 weeks; Minimum 2 weeks

Available: all Rotations

Report to: As instructed by your Radiology research supervisor

Time to Report: As instructed by your Radiology research supervisor

Place to Report: As instructed by your Radiology research supervisor

Typical day: 8:00 am - 4:30 or 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:

Course Description: This elective is specifically designed for the student who is either committed to or seriously considering diagnostic radiology as his or her future medical specialty. A clinical or basic science radiological research project would be selected by the student and all subsequent work would be overseen by the supervisor or another member of the radiology department. The student will be required to preselect the division of radiology within which s/he will conduct their research project. This includes the divisions of Neuroradiology, Thoraco-abdominal Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Angio-Interventional, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Mammography or Genitourinary Radiology. The student will be assigned to a specific research supervisor in the division of choice so that arrangements can be made concerning the details of the research project and projects to be engaged in prior to commencement of the elective. If the student has any difficulty in reaching this decision, s/he is welcome to consult with the elective supervisor beforehand. The exact nature of the project would be flexible with the ultimate goal being to publish the final results in a medical journal. This elective would offer the student an opportunity to obtain experience in radiological research and writing while allowing more intense exposure to the specialty of diagnostic radiology.


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