MD Clerkship Meeting Places


Duration:                                      3 – 4 Week Rotations
Course Director:                              Gerome Escota, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Amber Specter
Division of Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine
Site Director (PCR):                        Kirsten Dunn, M.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Division of Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine
PCR Coordinator:                           Amber Specter
Site Coordinator
Division of Medical Education
Deparment of Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Clerkship is divided into three 4-week rotations.  During the 2018-2019 academic year there will be four sites: Barnes-Jewish Hospital General Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Cardiology, John Cochrane Veterans Administration Hospital, and the Primary Care Rotation (PCR).  The Department of Medicine and the Division of Medical Education make absolutely every effort to meet the requests of as many students as possible for specific rotations.  There may, however, be occasions when adjustments may need to be made in order to maximize the educational experience for all students.  The Internal Medicine Clerkship communicates with students extensively by e-mail Canvas announcements.  Prior to the beginning of each 4-week rotation, students will receive e-mail notification regarding where and when to report on the first day of that rotation.  Requests for specific call schedules in order to accommodate outside activities must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of the 4-week rotation in question.  We cannot guarantee to grant all such requests but we shall do our best.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital General Medicine Rotation: An in-patient experience with every fourth day long call.  There is no overnight call and students should leave by 9:30P.M.  Each student is assigned to a team with one internal medicine attending, one resident, two interns, and one or two students.  A subintern may be one of the two students assigned to the team.  Patients all ward with a wide variety of internal medicine problems.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Cardiology Rotation: An in-patient experience with every fourth day long call.  There is no overnight call and students should leave by 9:30P.M.  Each student is assigned to a team with one cardiology subspecialty attending, one resident, two interns, and one or two students.  A subintern may be one of the two students assigned to the team.  All patients have a cardiology problem as the primary reason for admission and include a mix of ward and private patients.

VA Hospital Rotation: An inpatient experience with every fourth day long call.  Patients are all veterans.  Each student is assigned to a team with one attending, one resident, one intern, and one or two students.  A subintern may be one of the two students assigned to the team.  There are no specialized admitting services at the VA.  The admitting team determines the level of care required (MICU, CCU, Telemetry, Ward) and follows the patient throughout the hospitalization.  Students are integral members of the patient care team.  There is no overnight call and students should leave by 9:30P.M.

For all of the inpatient rotations, non-call days start approximately 7:30 AM and end in the late afternoon (4:30-6:00).  Students work up patients admitted to the service and are expected to follow them and be involved in their daily care until discharge.  Active involvement in all aspects of patient care is expected.  Students also attend a series of student-oriented conferences as well as conferences that also include the medicine house staff.

Primary Care Rotation (PCR): PCR is an entirely outpatient experience. Students will spend approximately 75%-80% of their time in the office of an ambulatory preceptor.  THE VAST MAJORITY OF STUDENTS MUST TRAVEL BY CAR TO GET TO THEIR PRECEPTOR’S OFFICE AND WE EXPECT THAT ALL STUDENTS WILL BE PREPARED TO DO SO!  Preceptors are located throughout the greater St. Louis area (approximate range: north to Florissant, south to Arnold, east to St. Louis city, and west to St. Peters).  Students are required to attend student-oriented ambulatory conferences as well as the clerkship core curriculum activities.  There is no night call.  There are no weekend or evening responsibilities.

Location:  Kipnis Conference Room, 6th floor Wohl Hospital
Time:  8:00 a.m. the first weekday of the 12-week clerkship and the first weekday of the two subsequent 4-week rotations.
Students will receive further information by e-mail approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the beginning of each rotation.  If you do not receive email notification within 1 weeks, please notify our office.


Duration:                                      4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                              Robert Naismith, M.D.
Department of Neurology, Box 8111
314- 362-3998
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Chrissy McIntosh
Department of Neurology, Box 8111

The primary goal of the four week clerkship in Neurology is for students to gain proficiency in the principles underlying clinical problem solving in relation to patients with neurological disorders.  This is done in a variety of settings based on student preference. These include the Inpatient Neurology Service, Adult Consult Service, Outpatient Adult or Pediatric Clinic, or Neurosurgery.

For more information about the neurology clerkship:

Location:  To Be Announced.
Time:  To Be Announced.


Duration:                                      6 weeks
Course Director:                       Tammy Sonn, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
Center for Outpatient Health
314-747-1490 FAX
Associate Clerkship Director:      L. Stewart Massad, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
Center for Outpatient Health
314-747-1490 FAX
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Trish Werner
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
314-747-1490 FAX

Check your email…The Clerkship Coordinator will email you approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the start of Clerkship to be sure of IDs, pager number and email address.  Please respond quickly as detailed clerkship information and lottery assignment requests and final assignments (1-2 weeks prior to start) will follow.

Exams and grades

Near the end of the 6 week block, students will take a standardized written examination.  The student’s written exam comprises 20% of the grade.  Performance on the clinical clerkship comprises 80% of the grade.

Orientation Location:  9th or 10th Floor (exact location will be in the welcome email), Center for Outpatient Health
Time:  8:00 a.m., the 1st weekday of the clerkship rotation students will meet with Dr. Tammy Sonn (OB/GYN)


This is a 6-week clerkship divided into two 2-week rotations and two 1-week rotation.  The following is a brief overview of each of the rotations. More details will be provided at the start of the clerkship.

Pediatric Inpatient rotations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (2 weeks)
Location: General Pediatrics: 10.100 or 11.100

Acute Care (2 weeks)
Locations: Emergency Unit: St. Louis Children’t Hospital;
Acute Care: Missouri Baptist Medical Center (community hospital);
Acute Care: Progress West Hospital (community hospital)

Newborn Nursery (1 week)
Locations: Assessment (Regular) Nursery: 6800 Parkview Tower;
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Nursery: (community hospital)

Outpatient Ambulatory Clinical (1 week)
Locations: Variety of pediatric sub-specialty clinics – SLCH;
Variety of pediatric sub-specialty clinics – CSSC

Important numbers/addresses to remember:
Clerkship Director:                      Colleen Wallace, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
Assistant Clerkship Director:      Laura Hall, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
Clerkship Coordinator:                Liz Scott
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine
We can all be reached at:
6100 St. Louis Children’s Hospital Tower
One Children’s Place
314-454-6299 Phone
314-454-4979 Fax


Duration:                                     1 – 4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                             Fay Womer, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Box 8134
Clerkship Coordinator:                Tammie Repko
Department of Psychiatry, Box 8134
Renard 4408

Students spend four weeks on the inpatient psychiatry service of Barnes-Jewish Hospital (BJH). Students will have experiences in other settings, including electroconvulsive therapy services at BJH and various outpatient psychiatry services at BJH and WUSM. Students evaluate and treat patients under the supervision of house staff and attending physicians, attend teaching conferences including small group sessions with a psychiatrist to learn psychiatric interviewing and the mental status exam, and complete other assigned learning experiences.

Location:  Room 3312 Renard Bldg. – Dept. of Psychiatry

Orientation Time:  Beginning at 8:00 a.m. the 1st weekday of the clerkship, unless otherwise noted. Students will meet with the Clerkship Director and Supervising Resident the first morning for an overview of the clerkship and initial teaching.  Schedules and additional information will be emailed to students prior to the start of the rotation.  Students are expected to review the course syllabus prior to orientation.


Duration:                                    12 Weeks, (3) 4-Week Rotations
Course Director:                             John Kirby, M.D., and Kate Bernabe, M.D.
Department of Surgery, Box 8109
Clerkship Coordinator:                Douglas Brown, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery, Box 8109

The 12-week third-year surgery clerkship is divided into three 4-week rotations. Students are assigned to one general surgery rotation, one subspecialty rotation, and one MSK or MSK alternative rotation. Approximately six weeks prior to the start of the clerkship, information concerning the clerkship and rotation selection process are distributed to the students via e-mail. Students rank their rotation preferences in each of the three categories. Students are assigned to rotations based on the ranked preferences they submit and the space available on each rotation. Rotations are structured to ensure a balanced experience among specialty and general surgery rotations. General Surgery Rotations (taken at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the VA) include Acute and Critical Care Surgery, Endo-Oncology, Hepatobiliary, Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic) Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery. Subspecialty rotation choices are: Anesthesiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophpthalmology, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Urologic Surgery. MSK rotations are split into two 2-week rotations on various services within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery (with the exceptions of Rheumatology and Sports Medicine rotations). Students must have access to transportation to participate all MSK rotations except MSK Trauma; otherwise, they can choose an MSK alternative rotation in Neurosurgery or Plastic Surgery or they can choose a second General Surgery rotation.

During the surgery clerkship, there is ample opportunity for students to spend time in the operating rooms, in outpatient clinics, and in the daily care and management of surgically treated in-patients. In addition, students attend the teaching conferences and rounds for their assigned services and will have some structured night call shifts during their general surgery rotation.
Throughout the 12-week surgery clerkship, students attend a core lecture/workshop series two afternoons during most weeks. This series covers a wide range of topics in general surgery as well as skills workshops in suturing technique, laparoscopic camera navigation, airway management, resuscitation techniques, and trauma. Several of the skills workshops utilize the Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center. Students also have modules in professionalism, ethics, and interprofessional communication skills.

In addition to the lecture/workshop series, students (six-to-seven per group) attend small group tutorial sessions (six-to-eight hours total) with an assigned general surgery faculty member for the duration of the clerkship. These tutorial sessions are arranged at mutually convenient times between the faculty member and the student group. These sessions provide students an opportunity to present and discuss clinical case scenarios (including the review of radiologic studies) and an opportunity to see how surgeons live their professional lives.

Students are welcome and encouraged to call the Surgical Education Office with any questions concerning the surgery clerkship (362-5237).

Location:  9th floor of Wohl Hospital – Butcher Conference Room
Time:  7:30 AM , the 1st weekday of the clerkship rotation



Duration:                                      1-4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                              Lynn Cornelius, M.D.
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Rosie Brannan

The goal of the dermatology clerkship is to provide a guide for the student to appreciate dermatology within the broader perspectives of medicine and biology.  The student will develop familiarity with dermatologic vocabulary, learn to recognize and initiate therapy of common dermatologic disorders and become cognizant of uncommon or complicated dermatologic problems that require specialty care.  Emphasis will be placed on careful history taking and physical examination.  Students will always work under the direction of the resident physician and the attending physicians in the clinic setting.
The student will participate in outpatient care at the following hospitals and affiliated clinics:  Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Washington University Dermatology at West County, and the VA Hospital. These hospital settings will provide the student with ample exposure to a diverse patient population.  Students will attend all clinical teaching rounds and conferences in addition to the basic science and cutaneous histopathology conferences.  Normal workday hours are from 8-5 with no night or weekend on-call responsibilities. Each student is provided with copies of the two recommended textbooks, Principles of Dermatology by Donald P. Lookingbill and The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology by T. B. Fitzpatrick for use during the clerkship; the textbooks are returned to the clerkship coordinator at the end of the clerkship for use by other students rotating in the dermatology division.
The clerkship grade is based on 75% clinical skills, presentation, attitude, overall performance and 25% quiz score with input provided by the attending and the senior resident physician.
Participation in the Dermatology Clerkship precludes participation in the Dermatology 4th Year Rotation.
Location:  10702 Mid Campus Center, Dermatology Conference Room
Time:  7:30 a.m. the first Monday of the rotation for a lecture.                                                      Orientation: 9:00 a.m., 10116 Mid Campus Center


Course Director:                             Mark Levine, M.D.
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Mary Hummert

The WUMS III Ambulatory Care Rotation takes place in the emergency department of Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Up to 6 students at a time are assigned to this four-week rotation.  Students will spend their first day in an orientation session that will include an introduction to the ED, a suture lab, an airway lab, and an ultrasound lab.  A course “text” will be provided for the students on orientation day and is theirs to keep.  On day two, students will begin primarily evaluating patients in the emergency department (EM 2) and report directly to an attending or senior resident.  There are six hours of mandatory conferences per week 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 – 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday mornings.

Students can expect to gain a wide range of skills in evaluating a variety of both complicated and non-complicated patients. At the end of their rotation, students should be familiar with the approach to acute medical conditions like chest pain, abdominal pain, respiratory distress, and complications of pregnancy in addition to the complaints of ambulatory medicine such as lacerations, simple respiratory tract infections, and minor trauma.

WUMS III will be graded on their ability to make formal patient presentations during their shifts, their clinical skills, and their conference attendance.   There will be a written test on the last Friday of the rotation based on the material provided to the students at the start of the rotation and the knowledge gained throughout the rotation.
Location:  Barnard Hospital – 8th Floor, Emergency Medicine Offices
Time:  Check e-mail prior to rotation.  Requests for days off should be emailed to the  Clerkship Coordinator prior to the rotation.  No shift swaps will be allowed.  Schedule and syllabus will be distributed to you on Orientation day.


Duration:                                      4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                              Walton Sumner, M.D.
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Randi Hantak

The Family Medicine clerkship offered in the third and fourth years allows medical students to work one-on-one with board-certified family physicians in outlying areas of Missouri and Illinois, and in other states. Students may review preceptor profiles and comments that previous students made about preceptors. The clerkship makes every effort to accommodate student preferences for working with specific preceptors. Most students will work with a single preceptor for the duration of the four-week rotation. Students may work with small groups, potentially including family medicine residents. The student will work closely with preceptors on a daily basis in the physician’s office.  Students often accompany their preceptor on nursing home visits, hospital rounds, medical conferences and other educational activities. Housing will be provided to students working outside the immediate St. Louis vicinity. Weekend call schedules are arranged with the preceptor: students can often return to St. Louis on the weekends. Each student will receive a description of the goals and objectives for the four-week rotation, a physical copy of the Manual of Family Practice textbooks, and handheld computers with additional commercial clinical reference materials to use during the rotation. Students receive short email assignments during this rotation.  Grades are calculated from preceptors’ subjective evaluations (normalized for the preceptor) and essay responses.


Location:  Will be mailed several weeks prior to clerkship rotation
Time:  There are 2 mandatory meetings as follows:  The Friday before the rotation at 1:00 p.m. and the last Friday of the rotation at a convenient time, typically 9 AM.


Duration:                                     Four weeks
Course Director:                             Dr. Samir El-Mofty
Division of Surgical Pathology
Clerkship Coordinator:                Julie Gutierrez

This elective is designed to familiarize students with the discipline of surgical pathology and to encourage the development of basic skills in gross pathology and histopathological interpretation.  The Laboratory of Surgical Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital receives a broad range of medical biopsy material in addition to specimens derived from the busy surgical subspecialty practices.  As a result, this elective is beneficial not only for students considering a career in pathology, but also for students planning careers in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, radiation oncology and dermatology.  Students on this elective will (1) Learn how patient specimens are received and processed, (2) Acquire skills in the gross examination and microscopic diagnosis of disease through active participation and (3) Learn the role of the pathologist in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of patients.  Students will function as junior housestaff managing their own cases with supervision from residents, fellows and attending pathologists.  Students may also wish to participate in ongoing research projects within the Department as time, and interest, allows.  The daily schedule for student begins at 8:00 a.m. with morning conference.  In general, the student will be able to complete all gross examination and sign-out activities by 4:30 p.m.  Students are welcome to stay beyond 4:30 p.m. to participate in any of the academic or other working activities of the Division.

Enrollment limit per period:  In order to permit maximum interaction with the surgical pathology staff and house staff, the elective is limited to three students per four-week block. For the initial round of scheduling the available slots are allotted to accommodate two 4th year students and two 3rd year students during the first 3 blocks and then two 4th year students and two 3rd year students in the remaining blocks. Any open slots after the original scheduling period are then made available to either 3rd and 4th year students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact your scheduling office for details.

Student time distribution:                     Clinical duties 85%; Conferences/Lectures 15%
Major teaching responsibility:              Attending staff, residents and fellows
Patients seen/weekly:                             N/A
On call/weekend responsibility:           None

Location:  Surgical Pathology Conference Room, 3rd Floor Peters Building (South)
Time:   Morning conference begins at 8:00 a.m. Please call or e-mail Dr. El-Mofty at least one week before the rotation to discuss goals for the elective and to receive clerkship information and password access forms.


Duration:                                    4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                            Ellen F. Binder, M.D.
Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Box 8303
Clerkship Coordinator:                Stephanie Paule, M.S.
Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science

The primary goal of this rotation is for students to gain proficiency in the principles of geriatric evaluation and management, including the medical, psychological, social, and functional assessments of older adults. Students are expected to participate in the evaluation of three to five patients per week, in a variety of settings including the outpatient Geriatric Assessment Clinic, in-patient Geriatric Consult service, Parc Provence nursing home, and the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL). Students will also have the opportunity to participate in hospice and home care visits, interdisciplinary team meetings, and observe an assessment at the WU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Students are expected to attend weekly conferences while on the rotation.

The day normally begins at 8:30 a.m. and is usually finished by 5:30 p.m. There is no night or weekend call. Time is provided to read the detailed syllabus/bibliography. Many clinical activities are off-site from the medical campus. Students will be required to coordinate transportation to and from such sites. Students will be expected to give an oral presentation on a topic of their choice once during the rotation.

Location:  Wohl Clinic Building, 3rd Floor, Room 338
Time: Meet at the Department of Geriatrics office, Wohl Clinic Building, Third floor, Room 338, 9:00 a.m. first day of elective.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed the Internal Medicine clerkship before taking this elective; completion of the Neurology clerkship is encouraged but not required.


Duration:                                      4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                              Mitch Scott, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology & Immunology
314- 362-1503
Clerkship Coordinator:                 Julie Shafferkoetter
Department of Pathology & Immunology

This rotation will provide students with a comprehensive experience in Laboratory Medicine.  Students will rotate through  four services:  transfusion medicine, chemistry and molecular diagnostics, microbiology, and hematopathology.  Activities will include patient rounds (transfusion medicine), didactic sessions, introduction to basic laboratory procedures, and participation in clinical teaching conferences.  Students will give a 30 minute presentation on a clinical topic during the elective.  This elective would be ideal for students considering a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or Laboratory Medicine.

Location:  The office is located in a hallway across from the Barnes-Jewish Hospital South Blood Bank.  For additional directions, call the division administrative assistant, Linda Dickey at 362-2998.
Time:   8:45a.m., the first Monday of the 4 week rotation.  Meet the course master, Mitch Scott, M.D., in his office on the second floor Service building in the Division of Laboratory Medicine office suite.  Email Dr. Scott ( 2 weeks before the clerkship starts to begin planning the elective schedule with the chief resident.


Duration:                                       4-Week Rotation
Course Director:                               Neringa Juknis, M.D.
Clerkship Coordinator:                  Donna Barbier

Clerkship in PM & R for 3-rd year medical students provides an opportunity to gain basic knowledge and clinical skills in evaluation and management of wide range of  neurological and musculoskeletal diseases and conditions that require specialized rehabilitative medical and therapeutic care.
Students spend 2 weeks on Spinal Cord Injury Unit (SCI) and 2 weeks on Brain Injury (BI) & Stroke Unit at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. Students are expected to be a part of the rehabilitation team, follow 2 to 3 patients, participate in daily morning rounds, participate in performing consults, attend team meetings and family conferences.
Students are required to attend several outpatient clinics such as SCI, BI, Amputee and Stroke. During the entire rotation, students work together with PM&R residents and fellows, and under direct guidance of the NeuroRehabilitation faculty.
The usual duty hours are 7-7:30AM to 5PM during weekdays, and 8AM -12NN on Saturdays. There is no night call.
Students are required to attend all PM&R curriculum lectures and conferences.
On the first day of rotation, students meet with the Coursemaster to go over goals, objectives and schedules. Upon completion of the rotation students are required to  provide email feedback to the Coursemaster regarding rotation experience.

Location:  Please check email for instruction the Wednesday prior to your rotation. The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis
Time:  Please check email for instruction the Wednesday prior to your rotation


Duration:                                       1 – 4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                               Fay Y. Womer, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Box 8134
Clerkship Coordinator:                  Tammie Repko
Department of Psychiatry, Box 8134

Students may elect to pursue their ambulatory medicine selective through the Department of Psychiatry. Students participate in clinical services in adult and/or child psychiatric settings. They also prepare and present a clinical topic review. Student preferences for clinical services (adult and/or child) are welcomed.

Location:  Varies depending on assigned site, Coordinator will email schedule prior to rotation.
Time:  Students should contact the Clerkship Coordinator prior to the start of the rotation to set-up a time to meet with the Assistant Clerkship Director for a brief orientation and overview of the course.


Duration:                                      1 – 4 Week Rotation
Course Director:                              Maria A. Thomas, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Oncology
Clerkship coordinator:                  Gwendolyn Jackson
Department of Radiation Oncology

The four-week clerkship in radiation oncology will provide students with an introduction to the evaluation and management of a broad range of patients referred for consultation regarding radiation therapy. Clerkship activities will take place within the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Siteman Cancer Center complex, Christian Hospital NE, Barnes-Jewish Hospital South County, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital West County. Students will conduct inpatient and outpatient evaluations under the supervision of radiation oncology department residents and faculty. Students will also attend and participate in regularly scheduled departmental conferences at noon Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Friday. Students will also have the opportunity to attend the appropriate multidisciplinary conferences (such as pediatric neuro-oncology, thoracic oncology, lymphoma, GYN oncology, and ENT) pertaining to their rotation schedule.  Student will be given the opportunity to make a teaching case presentation and will meet weekly with the Coursemaster and/or department Chairman for small group case discussions.
Instructional materials are available for students on the rotation. (Students are NOT expected to purchase any curricular materials for the clerkship.) Student performance will be evaluated by faculty members who supervise the student over the course of the four-week clerkship.
Location:  Siteman Cancer Center, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Lower Level
Time:  7:30 a.m., the 1st weekday of the clerkship rotation.  Students will meet with the Chief Resident.


Duration:                                      4 Week Rotation

Course Master:                                  Matthew Parsons, M.D.
Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section
Phone: (314) 362.5950
Pager: (314) 663.0413
Course Master:                                  Michael Friedman, MD
Department of Radiology, Musculoskeletal Imaging Section
Phone: (314) 362.2916
Pager: (314) 510.5986
Course Coordinator:                           Molly McHatton
Department of Radiology, Radiology Learning Center
(314) 362-5139

Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are Weeks 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41. This four-week introductory radiology elective allows students to rotate through four radiology services.  The primary objective of the clerkship is to familiarize students with the scope of diagnostic and interventional radiology including the consulting role radiologists provide to primary care and specialty providers, risks/benefits and cost effectiveness of radiologic examinations, and guidelines for ordering common studies as well as specific disease entities and their radiologic appearance and work-up.

Students spend the majority of the day in the radiology reading rooms with residents, fellows, and faculty for observational and interactive teaching based on daily clinical cases.  Students will attend morning case-based conferences and noon didactic conferences with the residents.  For four days of the week, all students will attend a 30- to 60-minute interactive case-based lecture given by a radiology resident.  Students are dismissed from service after this lecture to prepare for the following days of interactive lecture.  Once a week, students will present an interesting case moderated by a radiologist or radiology resident.  Two of these presentations will be submitted for grading.  An examination will be given in the final week of the elective covering topics presented in the daily student interactive lectures.  Reading lists, references and text books will be provided.

The first and final days of the elective are mandatory.  Grades are based on daily attendance, end of rotation quiz, and presentations.  A failing grade will be awarded if a student is absent for more than 5 days of the rotation.  Student time distribution: Inpatient – 40%, Outpatient – 30%, Conferences/Lectures – 30%; Subspecialty Care – 100%.  Major teaching responsibility: Radiology Faculty, Fellows, and Residents.  Patients seen/weekly: N/A.  On call/weekend responsibility: None.  Credit to be determined in each case.

General Radiology Clerkship (M90 701) Meeting Place:
Location:  Stuart S. Sagel Conference Room, 1st floor of the Mallinckrodt building
Time:  8:00 am the first weekday of the rotation.