Hands On Clerkship in Clinical Radiology

Director(s): Caitlin Connolly
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: MTAH - Mount Auburn Hospital (11)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: Students will learn how radiology is practiced in an academically oriented busy community hospital, Mount Auburn in Cambridge. The day starts at 7:30 a.m. with 'positives conference'. Current interesting cases are presented in this 30 minute interactive conference attended by students, residents and faculty. This is followed by a 1 hour didactic session led by expert faculty. Students will then participate in a daily resident led educational curriculum dedicated to providing them with a strong foundation in medical imaging. Students will spend the rest of the day integrated into the clinical experience as an active member of our team and will work along side radiology residents and staff where they gain experience in a modality based environment caring for a high volume of patients with a broad spectrum of disease. The rotation schedule can be tailored to the student's interests and can include experience in vascular and interventional radiology, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, women's imaging, ultrasound, and emergency radiology. In addition, students will attend various multidisciplinary conferences with the residents. Students are expected to present a radiology topic of their choice to the department at the end of the month.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science and evidence-based medicine are incorporated into daily didactic and case based conferences as well as at the workstations during resident and faculty teaching sessions. Students will also participate in one Journal Club session during the course.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Exceptional student who performed above and beyond faculty expectations, integrated into the clinical environment with enthusiasm and demonstrated passion for learning how radiology is practiced in the community. Honors: Excellent student who consistently performed above expectations, integrated into the clinical environment and demonstrated enthusiasm for learning how radiology is practiced in the community. Satisfactory: Consistently met expectations of faculty and demonstrated an interest in learning how radiology is practiced in the community. Unsatisfactory: Performed below faculty expectations, was inconsistently present and failed to complete the end of rotation presentation.