Medical Student Education
James Abrahams, MD, Director of Medical Student Education
Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Andrew Haims, MD, Assistant Director of Medical Student Education
Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Fax: 203 785-3061
Diagnostic Radiology Medical Students Education:
Phase I: Radiographic Anatomy (click here for Anatomy Presentations!)
This is taught to first year medical students and integrated into the anatomy course. It consists of an introduction to radiology plus 5 lectures, one in each of chest & mediastinum, abdomen, pelvis, head & neck and musculoskeletal. Each of these five lectures is followed with a radiology laboratory in which students have an opportunity to apply and reinforce what they learn. Each lab consist of several cases and a hand-out which takes the student through the case in an interactive way, pointing out the anatomy and findings.
Phase II: Core Curriculum Radiology Course
This course for second year medical students consists of a series of radiology lectures which are integrated into the second year curriculum and focus more on pathology. Lectures are provided in pulmonary, GI, Renal, musculoskeletal, and neuroradiology.
Phase III: Small Work Groups
Small work groups, which are conducive to interactive learning, will be provided to the third year medical students. These groups will contain approximately 10-12 students and will occur during the internal medicine clerkship. A series of radiology cases has been compiled and act as a foundation for this portion of the course.
Elective Radiology Clerkship
An elective clerkship is also offered in Diagnostic Imaging. Students rotate through the various subspecialties of Diagnostic Imaging including chest, GI, GU, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine etc.
Medical Student Thesis
Student research is available with faculty in Bioimaging Sciences and Clinical Radiology Divisions.
Contact: Kevin Johnson, MD
Chair of Departmental Medical Student Thesis Committee
Physician Assistant (PA) Radiology Course
A separate radiology course is provided for the PA students that consists of a series of radiology lectures that follow the material they are studying.