Advanced Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology

Sites: MGH
Director(s): Laura Avery, Alberto Puig
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered July and August.
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: The advanced radiology clerkship is designed to build upon the fundamentals of radiological interpretation presented during the core radiology clerkship. Students will expand their knowledge of the clinical indications for imaging examinations and interventional radiological procedures. The clerkship allows students to rotate through various subspecialty divisions of radiology at MGH. The schedule will be tailored to the student´┐Żs interests and clinical needs. The student will work as a member of the radiology team observing interpretations, helping with image retrieval, and researching interesting cases.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Evidence-based medicine is incorporated by utilizing the ACR appropriateness criteria as a foundation for imaging utilization.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: An exceptional student who performed above and beyond the expectation of the faculty. Excellent case presentations, integrated into the radiology team and demonstrated a zeal for learning radiology. Honors: A wonderful student who performed above average during the rotation. A student who presented well and worked with well with the radiology team. Satisfactory: An average student who performed all clinical work and participated in rotations. Unsatisfactory: A below average student who was absent from the rotation or failed to complete expected clinical work.