Core Clerkship Radiology

Credits: 4.00 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: MGH
Directors: Avery, Laura Louise; Rincon, Sandra P.
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time for one month.
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Robbins Seminar Room A, Founders House 2nd Fl.
Night Call: None.
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
The course is designed to teach fundamentals of diagnostic image interpretation and the clinical indications for imaging examinations and interventional radiology procedures. It is formally structured with didactic lectures, problem-based learning exercises, programmed audiovisual teaching seminars, algorithm tutorials, conferences, observation of film interpretation, observation of special procedures and computer workshops. Students spend two hours per day at self-study in the Radiology Learning Center reviewing MyCourses CD-ROM and internet radiology teaching programs. A lecture on basic principles of radiation therapy is given by a staff member of the Radiation Medicine Department. The students are also instructed in the downloading, storage and presentation of digital diagnostic images.
Observation of performance, presentation and final examination.
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