An introduction to the interpretation of images and the role of diagnostic imaging in patient care. Clinical observation, lectures, and independent study at UH/AOP. Only two days of absence permitted for any reason.
Nuclear Medicine encompasses the various uses of radioactive compounds in medical diagnosis and therapy. Students participate in the supervision and interpretation of nuclear medicine procedures under the guidance of the staff/residents at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion. Students will also attend daily conferences.
The medical student will shadow the radiology residents in the performance of their major duties. Students will be assigned Module 1, which are the goals and objectives given to first year radiology resident during their first month rotation in Nuclear Medicine.
Interventional Radiology is the diagnosis and treatment of disease conditions using minimally invasive, image- (fluoroscopy, US, CT) guided procedures. The student will round with the team, participate in procedures, and attend daily conferences. Only two days of absence will be permitted in 4-week course and only one day of absence in two-week course.
Medical students attend morning rounds with the IR attendings, fellows, residents, and physician assistants during which the cases for the day are discussed. Inpatients on the service are also discussed and ongoing clinical issues addressed. Students are to scrub in and assist on procedures throughout the day and are expected to follow 1-2 inpatients on the floor per week. Students will also take weekday and/or weekend call. Students will use the PACS to review the patient’s prior and current imaging along with electronic medical records to review laboratory values and relevant clinical information. Students will attend all IR conferences that include a weekly didactic IR conference and a multidisciplinary vascular medicine conference. They can also attend the daily radiology resident noon conference. Bedside learning and teaching occurs throughout the day and there are informal teaching sessions in between cases. Interventional radiology handbooks and texts are also readily available for additional or more in-depth learning.
Phase 4 medical students perform clinical or basic science research under the supervision of a Radiology faculty member. Project is defined with individual mentor and approved by course director. Student must submit a research project description and the name of their preceptor to the course director prior to the start of the elective. Student is responsible for obtaining written evaluation. Course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
For rotation approval, the student must provide: 1) Name and contact information for the research mentor (address, email address and phone number); 2) Approval from the mentor; 3) The topic of your research project(s); 4) The goals for your project/research time. End of rotation summary of work performed/completed signed by the research mentor must be submitted to the course director along with the written evaluation before the course grade will be released.
Course Directors: Matthew Monson, DO, Zachary Trenbeath, MD, and Brian Greffe, MD
Course Coordinator: Michael Baca - 720-777-4804
The department of Diagnostic Radiology at Children’s Hospital, Colorado offers a 2 or 4 week pediatric radiology elective rotation. Here students will gain exposure to all imaging modalities including: radiography, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine (including PET/CT), CT and MRI.
For more information, please visit the School of Medicine Visiting Students page or contact Kelly Downey.
12631 East 17th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045