School of Medicine

Radiology & Imaging Sciences Education


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The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences offers many opportunities for medical students to learn about the field of radiology, ongoing technology advancements, and new treatment options, all of which make this specialty a unique career path. Students will be exposed to a broad array of imaging modalities and subspecialties, with an emphasis placed on understanding how to effectively and appropriately use medical imaging in clinical practice. We aim to provide a world-class, supportive learning environment by teaching medical students the crucial role radiology plays in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The radiology courses offered in our department are clinical electives for 3rd and 4th year medical students. Students will work closely with our radiology attendings, fellows, and residents, receiving didactive instruction through lectures, online case practices, and reading room mentorship. Students will participate in case conferences and radiology subspecialty topic-based conferences offered through the department. A clinical observation experience (shadowing) is another opportunity available to medical students, especially 1st and 2nd year students, who are interested in exploring radiology as a specialty.

Radiology is always at the leading edge of medicine - our physicians help to diagnose pathologies and injuries in a variety of areas within the human body including the brain, musculoskeletal system, lungs, heart, breast, and just about any organ or system within the body. What's more, our interventional radiologists lead the field in developing new minimally-invasive surgeries and therapeutic procedures guided by imaging. We take great pride in pioneering radiology advancements and being among the best in medical education. We extend an invitation to all medical students in joining us in this exciting field!