Clerkship

Phase 1: Pre-Clerkship Integrated Course Curriculum

This is taught to students during the first 1.5 years of medical school. Our radiology lectures are closely aligned with their respective organ and systems based master courses, allowing medical students to receive a well-rounded approach to their training. The content is taught via a combination of didactic teaching, small group sessions and team-based learning activities and covers both anatomy and imaging appearances of pathologic conditions. These sessions are followed by radiology labs consisting of several interactive cases which allow the students to reinforce the classroom material.

Our involvement starts with the popular introduction to the profession course, where we highlight the integral role radiology plays in patient care via a variety of didactic talks, interactive gameshow presentations, live readouts in our reading room as well as a radiology panel. This is followed by an “Introduction to Cancer Imaging” workshop. Subsequently, we cover several organ systems including chest, cardiac, musculoskeletal, abdomen and central nervous system. We also participate in “mock” tumor boards which allow students to see how different specialty physicians work together in order to provide care for their patients.

In addition, we work closely with other departments to provide ultrasound instruction for students as part of the physical examination course. For more information, please contact Risa Kent: risa.kent@yale.edu 

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Phase 2: Clerkship Curriculum

Our involvement in medical student education continues during the medical student clerkship. We have a comprehensive curriculum for students in the medicine clerkship consisting of content in chest, abdominal, musculoskeletal and neuroimaging and participate in both the surgery and primary care clerkship lecture series where our focus is on imaging considerations in surgical patients as well as evidenced based imaging criteria respectively.