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DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY
DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY CLERKSHIP

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE.  Four (4).

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS.  Four (4) weeks.

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?  No.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  Third or fourth year (formal USUHS clerkships are allowed in the second year).

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS).
  • Students from other uniformed services and civilian students from mainland schools are welcome on a space-available basis from November to May (excluding December).
  • All students (except USUHS and University of Hawai'i) will apply for a clerkship utilizing the form entitled “Request for Approval of Clinical Clerkship Training.”
  • USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304 for clerkship request.
  • The TAMC Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate rotation official upon receipt of the application and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • The clerkship covers all aspects of both adult and pediatric Radiology.
  • The student will participate in didactics, including morning and afternoon conferences, and are required to prepare and deliver a 30 minute teaching conference to the department.
  • Students will rotate through nine subsections of Radiology, including Musculoskeletal, Chest, Abdomen, Pediatric, Mammography, Ultrasound, Neuroradiology, IR, and Nuclear Medicine.
  • The educational focus for medical students is learning about the appropriate indications and use of the various imaging modalities, as well as developing basic interpretive skills.
  • USUHS students will also complete the approved USUHS Radiology Curriculum during the rotation.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.  None. Weekends will generally be free of obligation.

REQUIRED READINGS.

  • Varies by subsection. All reading materials will be made available to students.
  • In addition, articles on current subjects and additional electronic resources will be given to the students.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.  Each student is expected to attend morning conferences in Department of Radiology from 0730 to 0830, and afternoon conferences from 1230 to 1300, unless instructed otherwise.

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • The student will be evaluated on the competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal skills and communication, practice based learning and improvement, and professionalism, during each service rotation, by the chief of that service.
  • Student's radiological fund of knowledge will be tested with a pre and post rotation exam.
  • The required final presentation will be evaluated by residents and staff.

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