Medical Students

Please join us for one of our many popular Radiology Course Electives!

The UCSD School of Medicine offers a myriad of clinical educational opportunities to senior visiting medical students. Medical students, who are interested in visiting the UCSD Department of Radiology from other institutions, should visit the following website for more information and instructions: http://meded.ucsd.edu/ugme/visiting_students

Registered UCSD medical students are welcomed to access the offerings and make scheduling requests by visiting OASIS.

View 4th year Radiology Electives.

Radiology

RAD 401 GENERAL RADIOLOGY

This course represents the student's major exposure to clinical radiology in the core curriculum. The four weeks are spent primarily in diagnostic radiology including several hours of nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The students spend approximately two hours daily with senior residents or staff radiologists learning fundamentals of radiologic diagnosis, with particular emphasis on the chest. They attend and participate in the daily film interpretation conferences held in the department.

Radiology 401 is our general overview course, led by Dr. Ojeda-Fournier. This fantastic course is not meant for students planning a career in radiology, but rather to give radiology information and tips to non-radiologists. A month-long course for 4th year students and 2 week course for 3rd year students, RAD 401 offers a wonderful mix of didactics and on-the-go training. You select which reading rooms and read outs you want to visit so you tailor the education to your needs and interests!

For medical students wanting to experience life as a radiologist, we have many choices for you.

RAD 427 VASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

Students will observe and interpret vascular and interventional studies in order to become familiar with the value, limitations, and scope of these procedures. Independent reading and preparation of conference material will be encouraged.

RAD 428 BODY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

Students will participate in all activities of Body CT section: determine protocols, screen exams, interpret scans, make teaching files, participate at conferences and consults with clinics. A variety of disease processes are dealt with.

RAD 430 CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Through a multidisciplinary approach involving both Radiology, Surgery and Cardiology, the goal of this cardiovascular imaging rotation is to provide medical students with a first-hand, in-depth appreciation for the current role of echocardiography, nuclear imaging, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, invasive catheterization, and minimally invasive cardiothoracic procedures in the management of heart disease. Students are expected to be able to integrate their understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of these imaging modalities into their clinical practice and be able to judiciously direct their patients before and/or after undergoing important diagnostic tests.

RAD 434 CHEST RADIOLOGY

Subinternship in chest with extensive faculty contact. High level participation and preparation required. The student will learn to correlate radiology and clinical findings, discuss and dictate cases and present material at conferences.

RAD 435 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL & OB ULTRASOUND

Introduction to ultrasound will emphasize clinical utility, technique, and didactic knowledge. Ultrasound will be integrated with common body imaging modalities such as CT and MR. Weekly Body Imaging Conference is mandatory and students will present a case weekly. Students will observe high rish obstetric ultrasound at the Fetal Diagnosis Center (Perlman).

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