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RAD 301A. Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Clerkship (SUMC)   S1   Closed to Visitors
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. 
Prereq: Medicine 300A, Pediatrics 300A, or Surgery 300A strongly advised.
Periods Avail: 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     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 Optional Shadow Call with Radiology Resident
Director: Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.
Other Faculty: Radiology faculty, fellows, and residents
Coord: Ann Vo (650-497-5407, annvo@stanford.edu).

RAD 302A. Nuclear Medicine Clerkship (SUMC)     Open to Visitors
Acquaints students with the basic principles of nuclear medicine, the instrumentation used, the gamut of procedures available, and the judgments used to select specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and interpret results. The experience should be especially helpful for students planning a career in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, cardiology, or oncology. The student experience includes instruction in radiologic physics, instrumentation, responsibility for selected isotopic procedures, daily teaching rounds for review of all cases studies, and special conferences. Please note: Visiting students must obtain approval from the Department prior to applying for this clerkship. Please email requests to Sofia Gonzales (sofias@stanford.edu).
Prereq: Medicine 300A.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: H-2200, Nuclear Medicine Clinic; Time: 8:30 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Andrei Iagaru, M.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Sofia Gonzales (650-724-9139), Room H2200.

RAD 303A. Specialty Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology (SUMC)     Open to Visitors
Provides subspecialty radiology reading room experience for students considering a career in radiology or other specialties. Students work alongside residents, fellows, and faculty to actively interpret and communicate diagnostic radiology studies. Up to 12 students can be accommodated per session, with a maximum of two students on each subspecialty service at a time. Typically, students spend two weeks in each of two subspecialties. (Full month subspecialty rotations and interventional radiology are listed elsewhere in the course catalog.) For Rad 303A, subspecialty rotations include: Chest (primarily ICU radiographs and CT), Cardiovascular (inpatient and outpatient CT and MRI), Abdominal CT (primarily inpatient and emergency), Abdominal US (primarily inpatient and emergency), GI Fluoroscopy, Musculoskeletal (primarily radiography), Neuroradiology (inpatient and emergency), Body MRI, Pediatric Imaging, Breast Imaging, and Nuclear Medicine. Similar rotations are also possible at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center. Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from the Clerkship Coordinator before applying. Stanford students are asked to inform the clerkship coordinator of enrollment for coordination with subspecialty services.
Prereq: None.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for 2 or 4 weeks. 12 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA (call 4-8 weeks prior); Time: TBA
Units: 6 (72)     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 Shadow Call with Radiology Resident
Director: Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Ann Vo (650-497-5407, annvo@stanford.edu).

RAD 304A. Pediatric Radiology Clerkship (LPCH)     Open to Visitors
Our clerkship is designed to give you an overview of the broad and very exciting field of pediatric radiology. The rotation includes a comprehensive curriculum including a wealth of didactic and clinical conferences, directed reading assignments, interactive online teaching modules, and image interpretation with outstanding pediatric radiology faculty. You will be exposed to all radiologic imaging modalities including MRI, CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and plain radiography and will have the unique opportunity to participate in perinatal imaging including prenatal ultrasound and fetal MRI. Students will be expected to give a short presentation of an interesting imaging case to faculty and fellows at the end of their rotation. Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from Clerkship Coordinator before applying.
Prereq: None.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for 2 or 4 weeks. 2 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: LPCH (Radiology Dept. Secretary); Time: 8:30 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Richard Barth, M.D.
Other Faculty: P. Barnes, R. Barth, F. Blankenberg, F. Chan, E. Rubesova, B. Newman, S. Vasanawala, K. Yeom, H. Daldrup-Link, G. Seidel, D. Larson, S. Halabi, M. Lungren, E. Zucker.
Coord: Ann Vo (650-497-5407, annvo@stanford.edu).

RAD 305A. Interventional Radiology Clerkship (SUMC)     Open to Visitors
Interventional radiology (IR) has become integral to the practice of modern medicine. In 2013, the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized IR as a primary specialty distinct from diagnostic radiology. Subsequently, the ACGME approved the formation of a new IR residency training program (http://www.sirweb.org/clinical/IR_DR_cert.shtml), which has begun at Stanford. This 2 or 4 week elective introduces medical students to image-guided, minimally invasive vascular and nonvascular interventions and is appropriate for students considering residency training in IR as well as those interested in learning more about the field in general. Students will be exposed to a broad range of IR procedures, including interventional oncology, peripheral vascular (venous and arterial), genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and pediatric interventions. This elective provides students experience in basic IR skills such as vascular access, placement of venous access catheters and ports, and image-guided biopsies and drain placement. Students are encouraged to take part in more advanced procedures such as chemoembolization, radioembolization, and TIPS. Our service operates like a surgical subspecialty and students are expected to be an integral part of the IR team and actively participate in the pre-procedure evaluation and post-procedure care of our patients. Students may attend various departmental and interdepartmental conferences. Interested students are encouraged to give a short presentation on an interesting case at the end of the rotation. Note: Visiting students interested in rotating through this clerkship must receive prior approval from the Clerkship Director before applying.
Prereq: Surgery 300A. Medicine 300A and Radiology 301A recommended but not required.
Periods Avail: 2-12, full-time for 2 or 4 weeks. Maximum 2 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: H3652; Time: 7:30 am.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: David S. Wang, M.D.
Other Faculty: L. Hofmann, D. Hovsepian, G. Hwang, N. Kothary, W. Kuo, J. Louie, D. Sze.
Coord: Ann Vo (650-497-5407, annvo@stanford.edu).

RAD 306A. Neuroradiology Clerkship (SUMC, LPCH)     Open to Visitors
Our clerkship provides students with further exposure to basic and advanced neuroimaging of the brain, spine, and head and neck. The curriculum will be tailored to the specific interests of the student incorporating participation in real-time read-out and consultations with our residents, fellows, physician colleagues, and Neuroradiology faculty, didactic and clinical conferences (e.g. weekly interesting case conference and tumor board), and interactive online teaching modules. Students will learn the utility of CT and MRI in diagnosing and treating diseases of the central nervous system and head and neck in both the pediatric and adult populations and will also have the unique opportunity to participate in fluoroscopy-guided lumbar punctures for CSF collection, intrathecal chemotherapy administration, and myelograms. Students are expected to give a short presentation of a case of their choice to fellows and/or faculty at the end of the clerkship rotation. Note: Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from the clerkship coordinator before applying. Stanford students are asked to inform the clerkship coordinator of enrollment. Once enrollment is confirmed, students are asked to email the course co-director, Michael Iv (miv@stanford.edu), for further details.
Prereq: None.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for 2 or 4 weeks. Maximum 2 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: H1330; Time: 8:30 am.
Units: 3 or 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Bryan Lanzman, M.D., Michael Iv, M.D., and Max Wintermark, M.D.
Other Faculty: Neuroradiology faculty.
Coord: Ann Vo (650-497-5407, annvo@stanford.edu).

RAD 398A. Clinical Elective in Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine (SUMC, LPCH)     Closed to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in Diagnostic Radiology or Nuclear Medicine, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department. The student must make individual arrangements with a faculty member in Diagnostic Radiology or Nuclear Medicine. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: None for Diagnostic Radiology; Medicine 300A for Nuclear Medicine. Consent of the designated faculty preceptor and approval by Advisor.
Periods Avail: 1-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA (designated faculty preceptor); Time: TBA
Units: 1 to 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (varies with preceptor)
Director: Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.
Other Faculty: Staff
Coord: Ann Vo (650-497-5407, annvo@stanford.edu).

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

 

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