Medical School Radiology Education
The Radiology department focus is medical student education. The emphasis for the first two years is correlation with basic science curriculum. The 3rd and 4th year course material is structured clinically to develop a foundation of the Radiological aspects of patient care.
- The M1 curriculum is a first semester course and is coordinated with the Gross Anatomy course to review relevant anatomic clinical imaging which demonstrate the anatomic areas of study and introduce common clinical pathologic conditions which are related to the specific anatomy being studied in lecture and Gross Anatomy Lab.
- The M2 curriculum extends throughout the second year and is coordinated with the introduction to clinical medicine course and reviews imaging from an organ system approached to correlate with physical diagnosis material and relevant pathology. Imaging choices directed to specific clinical situations are emphasized with an anatomic review of the region being studied.
- The M3 curriculum is a brief 1 week introduction to clinical radiology to assist in understanding clinical imaging choices that develop during the 3rd year clerkships. Basic radiology interpretation skills in plain xray interpretation and web-based tutorials are used. Clinical time in hospital is scheduled to show workings of busy clinical practice.
- The M4 curriculum is a four-week course to give a wider experience in radiology for the senior student. Anatomy Review, Imaging decisions and clinical conferences are scheduled throughout the month. Clinical time in hospital is scheduled to show workings of a busy clinical practice. Specific areas of emphasis are directed to the students’ upcoming residency. Tutorials using web-based instruction are emphasized as a future reference. Students prepare and give a short clinical presentation in a small group session on a topic of their choosing that may be of benefit in their upcoming residency.