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Office of the University Registrar


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Office of the University Registrar
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1041
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Fourth-Year Clerkship Coordinator

Mrs. Xochilth J. Torres
Fourth-Year Coordinator / Registrar Assistant
Phone: (301) 295-3448
E-mail: xochilth.torres@usuhs.edu

Course Descriptions by Department- Radiology

RDR4110, Radiology Clerkship
RDR4120, Special Studies/Radiology Clerkship
RDR4140, Interventional Radiology

Course #: RDR4110, Radiology Clerskhip
Course Type: C
Department: RDR
Duration: 4 weeks
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P
 
Description: The 4th year radiology elective is a 4 week course designed to provide the student with an understanding of radiology that will benefit them in their internship year. The course will focus on emergency and ICU film interpretation. The first 2 weeks of the course will consist of rotating through the radiologic specialties in combination with didactic lectures. The second 2 weeks will focus on the student's particular area of interest. For example, if a student in going into pediatrics, they will spend that time in the pediatric radiology section.

Goals and Objectives:
During this 4 week course, the student will:

  • Become and "educated consumer" of radiology consultations. Will learn what radiologic examinations are available, their strengths and weaknesses, and what is the appropriate study to order for a particular scenario.
  • DDevelop an approach to the radiologic evaluation of the acute patient.
  • Understand the fundamentals of emergent evaluation of radiographs of the acute abdomen, chest trauma, skeletal trauma, pediatric trauma, and head injury.

Student Grading:
The radiology elective is pass/fail. The student's grade represents a combination of the following:

  • Performance in developing and presenting an imaging teaching case.
  • Performance on an oral examination related to their field of interest.
  • Performance on a written examination given the last week of the course.
  • Attendance and punctuality

Comments: Radiotherapy, Nuclear Med., CT, Ultrasound, GI, GU, Neuroradiology, Chest imaging, etc.

Sites: SAMMC, MAMC, NMCSD, TAMC, WHASC, WRMMC, DGMC, NMCP

Course #: RDR4120, Special Studies/Radiology Clerkship
Course Type: C
Department: RDR
Duration: 4 weeks
Hours: 5; Prerequisite Radiology Clerkship RDR 4110
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: This is a four week extension to the standard radiology elective, and is not a substitute for the general elective. This program must be arranged on an individual basis between the student and the on-site coordinator with the approval of Dept. of Radiology at USUHS.

Sites: SAMMC, MAMC, NMCSD, TAMC, WHASC, WRMMC, DGMC, NMCP


Course #: RDR4140, Interventional Radiology
Course Type: C
Department: RDR
Duration: 4 weeks
Hours: 5; No Prerequisite course required
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: This is a hands-on experience in basic interventional techniques following the standard radiology elective. Students will participate in daily morning conferences, patient rounds and cases. Didactic lectures and learning of new and more advanced procedures will be available. Exposure to a variety of techniques to include arteriography, venography, venous access, biliary and genitourinary interventions, etc.

This program must be arranged on an individual basis between the student and the on-site coordinator with the approval of Dept. of Radiology at USUHS.

Comments: Clinical aspects of patient care and active participation in the procedure is encouraged and expected.

Sites: SAMMC, MAMC, NMCSD, TAMC, WHASC, WRMMC, DGMC, NMCP