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RAD 301A. Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Clerkship (SUMC)

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This is the core radiology clerkship designed for students going into any medical subspecialty, including radiology. The four-week course has traditionally been lecture-based and provides a framework for understanding the role of various medical imaging modalities in diagnosis and management of a broad range of medical disorders. Emphasis is placed on learning the benefits and drawbacks of radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine studies, and basic interventional techniques for application to clinical practice. Core concepts that apply across medical subspecialties, including radiation exposure, the utilization (and risks) of radiographic contrast agents, and effective ordering of imaging studies are covered. Students are taught by radiology faculty, fellows, and residents including sessions focused on essential topics in chest, abdominal, neurological, and musculoskeletal imaging. Sessions on pediatric imaging, breast imaging and obstetric ultrasound are also included. Students will be increasingly involved in patient management by becoming actively engaged in radiology reading rooms. Students will have the opportunity to take on the role of a junior resident by preliminarily interpreting and dictating basic radiology studies in selected radiology sections (e.g. chest, abdominal, musculoskeletal, etc.). Two quizzes are administered during the course and must be passed for credit. No credit will be given if student has more than 2 unapproved absences from scheduled sessions. This clerkship is limited to Stanford students only. A basic radiology textbook, online radiology texts and other web based materials will be made available to all participants. 

Medicine 300A, Pediatrics 300A, or Surgery 300A strongly advised.

Periods Available
4, 5, 8, and 9, full-time for four weeks. 22 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Varies – P080, P083, P265, H2211 (instructions on Radiology 301A website, Canvas); Time: Check schedule. 

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 2 Optional Shadow Call with Radiology Resident

Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.

Other Faculty
Radiology faculty, fellows, and residents

Ann Vo (650-497-5407,

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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