MD Clerkship Meeting Places


Duration:                                      3 – 4 Week Rotations
Coursemaster:                              Thomas M. De Fer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine

Clerkship Coordinator:                 Amber Specter
Clerkship Coordinator
Division of Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine

Primary Care Rotation Co-Site Director: Kirsten Brandt, M.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Division of Medical Education
Department of Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Clerkship is divided into three 4-week rotations.  During the 2016-2017 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 Experience for Students Program.  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 and Canvas.  Please be sure your e-mail address is correct.  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 Experience for Students Program: The Primary Care Experience for Students Program is an entirely outpatient experience.  Students will spend approximately 80% of their time in the office of a general Internal Medicine or Family Medicine preceptor.  The remainder of their time is spent in the south campus medicine clinics.  Students will evaluate new, return and urgent care patients under the direction of attending and/or resident physicians.  THE VAST MAJORITY OF STUDENTS WILL NEED TO TRAVEL BY CAR OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO GET TO THEIR PRECEPTOR’S OFFICE.  WE CANNOT GUARANTEE TO FULFILL ALL REQUESTS FOR NEARBY PRECEPTORS.  Preceptors are located throughout the greater St. Louis region and more rural surround areas. When the distance meets a pre-specified minimum, we may also provide hotel accommodations, but it is YOUR responsibility to cancel the reservation if you will not be using particular nights; otherwise you will be charged for no-shows. Students who strongly desire a Family Medicine preceptor must contact the clerkship administrator at lease 6-8 weeks in advance. Students are required to attend specific ambulatory conferences as well as the clerkship core curriculum activities.  There is no overnight call.  There are no weekend or evening responsibilities.

Location:  Kipnis Conference Room, 6th floor Wohl Hospital
Time:  7:45 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, notify our office.


Duration:                                      4 Week Rotation
Coursemaster:                              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
Coursemaster:                              Tammy Sonn, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
Maternity Hospital, 3rd Floor
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:  2nd Floor Conference Room, Maternity Building
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 three 2-week rotations. The following is a brief overview of each of the 2-week rotations. More details will be provided at the start of the clerkship.

Pediatric Inpatient rotation
Location: General Pediatrics: 8 East or 8 West; Neurology/General Pediatrics: 12 West

Newborn Nursery
Location: Assessment (Regular) Nursery: 9400 Barnes; Special Care Nursery: 5300 Barnes; Missouri Baptist Medical Center Nursery: (community hospital) 1 week of regular nursery and 1 week of Newborn ICU

Ambulatory Acute Care
Location: Emergency Unit: St. Louis Children’s Hospital; Acute Care: Missouri Baptist Medical Center (community hospital)

Outpatient Ambulatory Hematology-Oncology Clinic
Location: Louis Children’s Hospital: 9 South

Progress West (community hospital) – combination rotation
Primarily ambulatory acute care with some newborn nursery experience

Important numbers/addresses to remember:
Co-Course Masters:                     Michele Estabrook, M.D., and Colleen Wallace, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Infectious Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine and

Clerkship Coordinator:                Liz Scott
Department of Pediatrics
Washington University School of Medicine

We can all be reached at
St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Room 5S20
One Children’s Place
314-454-6299 Phone
314-454-4979 Fax


Duration:                                     1 – 4 Week Rotation
Coursemaster:                             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
Coursemaster:                             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
Coursemaster:                              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


Coursemaster:                             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
Coursemaster:                              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
Coursemaster:                             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
Coursemaster:                            Ellen 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 the four week clerkship in Geriatrics 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, VA Home-Based Primary Care program, and the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL).  Student will also have the opportunity to participate in hospice and home care visits, and interdisciplinary team meetings.  Students are expected to attend didactic sessions, weekly conferences, and complete assigned web-based learning modules 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 for reading and completion of web-based modules.  Students are expected to give an oral presentation on a topic of their choice once at the weekly noon seminar.

Location:  Wohl Clinic Building, 3rd Floor
Time:  9:00 a.m. the first day of the rotation
Prerequisite: Students must have completed clerkships on Internal Medicine and Neurology



Duration:                                      4 Week Rotation
Coursemaster:                              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
Coursemaster:                               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
Coursemaster:                               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
Coursemaster:                              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:                           Melissia Varner, M.B.A.
Department of Radiology, Radiology Learning Center
(314) 362-5139

This four week introductory radiology elective is offered to third and fourth year medical students.  The purpose of this four week elective is to familiarize the student with the scope of diagnostic radiology such as the consulting role radiologists provide to primary care and specialty providers; imaging appearance of common abnormalities; risks, benefits and cost effectiveness of radiologic examinations; and guidelines for ordering common studies.  Each week students will rotate through a different subspecialty of radiology to include: abdominal imaging, breast imaging, cardiothoracic imaging, emergency radiology, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, and pediatric imaging.

Students will receive a didactic lecture each afternoon specifically directed at a medical student level of training. On the last day of the week, each student will be expected to present an interesting radiology case. In addition to the afternoon lecture, two additional lectures are given each day. First, a didactic or case-based conference unique to each service is given each morning.   Second, a department-wide conference is given at noon each day.  Students will have a predominantly observational role in these two conferences as they are principally designed for radiology resident teaching.

Students are required to see a minimum number of cases while rotating through each subspecialty of radiology.  A case passport contains a list of “must-see” cases and optional cases for each subspecialty.  Furthermore, an interactive workstation located in the musculoskeletal department has access to 83 bone and joint cases that are reflective of basic pathology one may experience during internship or residency.

At the end of the elective, a written examination derived from afternoon lecture material is given. A student’s final grade is a summation of the final written examination grade, quality of oral presentations, completeness of radiology passport, and attendance.

Students taking this elective for a second time may tailor their experience to focus on one or more subspecialties of radiology. Rotations through a single section will be considered on a case by case basis by the course master. Please see the separate course listings for Nuclear Medicine and Interventional Radiology.

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.