Sub-internship Interventional Radiology

Director(s): Laura Avery, Alberto Puig
Prerequisites: MS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month September-June
Location: MGH - Mass. General Hospital (3)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: Advanced Clinical Elective (Sub-Internship) in Interventional Radiology (IR) Massachusetts General Hospital. Students will have direct patient responsibilities. The student will participate in the work-up of patients who are scheduled to undergo interventional procedures by reviewing the indications for the procedure, the pre-procedural imaging and laboratory parameters, and will present these data during the daily divisional working rounds. Similar to a junior resident, the students will then have the opportunity to participate in these scheduled procedures as a supervised assistant operator, gaining experience in developing clinical and technical skills. The student will be expected to outline the patient’s experience during interventional procedures including pre-procedural preparation, procedural sedation, procedural outcomes and post procedural care and follow up management. Additionally, the student will “round” on inpatients with all members of the team including physicians, nurses, and physician assistants. The students will have the opportunity to participate in the longitudinal care of patients and developing a better understanding of the Interventional Radiologist’s role in the care of complex patients. Students will have the opportunity to attend and participate in multi-disciplinary conferences and clinics to observe the IR team devise appropriate management strategies and therapies while gaining insight into the value of interventional radiology in patient centered care. At the conclusion of the elective the student will be expected to give a short presentation detailing a clinical case/procedure in which he or she was involved, with accompanying medical justification/literature support.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Evidence-based medicine is incorporated by utilizing the ACR appropriateness criteria as a foundation to guild interventional procedures.
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 interventional radiology. Honors: An excellent student who performed above average during the rotation. A student who presented well and worked 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.