UW Radiology

Medical Students

Clerkships

Please provide the following information so that your request can be processed:

1) Course Number
2) Timeframe
3) Subspecialty, if requesting Clerkship Course 695

Please send all request to assterad@uw.edu

Radiology Clerkship Coordinator:

Kevin Nguyen
Program Coordinator, Radiology Clerkship
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 357115
Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: 206-221-1413
Fax: 206-543-6317
Email: assterad@uw.edu

Seattle Courses:

RADGY 694 – Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology with Clinical Rotations

Offered: A, W, Sp – 4 weeks (8 credits)

Instructor: Reddy

Prerequisites:  Third year medical student standing, Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Full-time clerkship provides an in-depth experience in diagnostic radiology, including intervention radiology and nuclear medicine. Clinical rotations in subspecialty areas of radiology augment a didactic series of lectures and case discussions.

Enrollment: 16 students per block

RADGY 695 – Radiology Sub-Specialty Elective

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 2 to 4 weeks (4 to 8 credits); Interventional Radiology ONLY 4 weeks (8 credits)

Instructor: Reddy

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Full-time clerkship provides an in-depth clinical experience in a specific facet of radiology. Students spend time in one radiology specialty:

Body CT

Body MRI

Ultrasound

Chest

GI/GU

Neuro

Emergency

Musculoskeletal

Pediatrics

Interventional Radiology

RADGY 695 – Interventional Radiology Clerkship Rotation

  • 4 week subspecialty elective in Interventional Radiology
  • Available from August through June (not available in July)
  • A maximum of 3 students can be accommodated per block. Only 1 student will be assigned to a site during any given week
  • Three site options are offered, to be assigned on a first-come, first serve basis

Puget Sound VA based: 4 weeks at the Puget Sound VA Hospital

UW Medical Center based: 3 weeks at the UW Medical Center and 1 week at Harborview Medical Center

Mixed site: 1-2 weeks at Harborview Medical Center, 1-2 weeks at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and 1 week at the UW Medical Center. The number of weeks at Harborview versus Seattle Children’s will be up to the student, depending on level of personal interest in pediatrics.

  • Students seeking advice on choosing between the 3 site options should contact the Interventional Radiology Medical Student clerkship coordinator: Diane Herrng dherr@uw.edu

To obtain permission to enroll, please send a letter of interest and your current CV to:

Diane Herring
Interventional Radiology Program Operations Specialist
Assistant to Chief, Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology Program Administrator
Assistant to Interventional Fellowship Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Ph: 206-598-1454
Fx: 206-598-6406
dherr@uw.edu

RADGY 696 – Nuclear Medicine Clerkship

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 2 to 6 weeks (4 to 12 credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

This clerkship consists of daily participation in the activities of the Nuclear Medicine clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center.  This includes the technical performance, and diagnostic interpretation of nuclear medicine imaging studies (planar scintigraphy, SPECT/CT, PET/CT).  Also emphasized is the integration of this diagnostic information together with other imaging studies (MRI, CT, plain films), with type and timing of treatments, and with biomarker levels for a more comprehensive patient assessment.  Nuclear Medicine scans cover a wide array of disorders including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurologic disorders, pulmonary, GI, GU, osseous and endocrine diseases.  Other activities observed by the student will include an array of therapeutic Nuclear Medicine procedures using radiopharmaceuticals to treat bone pain, metastatic bone disease, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and certain hematologic malignancies.  The student will participate in these activities alongside Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology residents and faculty physicians.  The student will attend the five hours of weekly lectures and clinical case conferences organized for the residents.  Four-week clerkships are the usual duration.

Away sites:

RADGY 686 – Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology, Idaho Falls

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 2 weeks (4 credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Full-time, 2 week clerkship in the field of medical imaging. Lectures, case discussions, film reading, and independent study provide an overview of the subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Emphasis on utilization and selection of imaging tests, radiologic anatomy, and interpretation of commonly encountered studies.

RADGY 687 – Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology, Casper 

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 2 weeks (4 credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Full-time, 2 week clerkship in the field of medical imaging. Lectures, case discussions, film reading, and independent study provide an overview of the subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Emphasis on utilization and selection of imaging tests, radiologic anatomy, and interpretation of commonly encountered studies.

RADGY 688 – Introduction to Diagnostic Radiology, Boise

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 4 weeks (4 credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Half-time, 4 week clerkship in the field of medical imaging. Lectures, case discussions, film reading, and independent study provide an overview of the subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Emphasis on utilization and selection of imaging tests, radiologic anatomy, and interpretation of commonly encountered studies.

RADGY 689 – Billings, Montana

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 2 weeks (4 credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Full-time, 2 week clerkship in the field of medical imaging. Lectures, case discussions, film reading, and independent study provide an overview of the subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Emphasis on utilization and selection of imaging tests, radiologic anatomy, and interpretation of commonly encountered studies.

RADGY 691 P – Anchorage, Alaska

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 2 weeks (4 credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

Full-time, 2 week clerkship in the field of medical imaging. Lectures, case discussions, film reading, and independent study provide an overview of the subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Emphasis on utilization and selection of imaging tests, radiologic anatomy, and interpretation of commonly encountered studies.

RADGY 692 P – Spokane, Washington

Offered: A, W, Sp, S – 4 weeks (4 credits)

Prerequisites: Permission of Clerkship Coordinator

 
Half-time, 4 week clerkship in the field of medical imaging. Lectures, case discussions, film reading, and independent study provide an overview of the subspecialty areas of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Emphasis on utilization and selection of imaging tests, radiologic anatomy, and interpretation of commonly encountered studies.