Medical Student Education

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Mahan Mathur, MD, Director of Medical Studies in Diagnostic Radiology
Assistant Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Tel: 203-785-5913
Fax: 203-785-3061

Andrew Haims, MD, Assistant Director of Medical Student Education
Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology
Tel: 203-785-5913
Fax: 203 785-3061

Diagnostic Radiology Medical Students Education:

Phase I: Radiographic Anatomy    (access pdfs of Anatomy Presentations here!)

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.

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