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Diagnostic Radiology is a required clerkship at Temple University School of Medicine which can be taken in a 4-week block in either the third or fourth years of medical school.
The goals of the Radiology 727 elective are to provide you with:
During the final week of the clerkship, each student will make a 'powerpoint' presentation to his/her peers and to the Clerkship Director. This presentation should last 7 to 10 minutes and should focus on diagnostic imaging. References to the literature are encouraged to demonstrate an examination of the recent literature prior to one's presentation. Students may use a "case presentation" format, i.e. choosing an interesting case seen during your Radiololgy Clerkship or prior clerkships. Alternatively, a didactic approach to a focused imaging topic is also acceptable. Students may ask faculty or residents for help if needed when preparing for this presentation.
Each student is expected to take one evening call from 4 pm to 9 pm, as assigned on the call schedule posted on Blackboard. If a student is unable to make his/her assigned call, he/she is expected to make arrangements with a peer to switch evenings. For night call assignments, students will work with a resident and attending who are covering evening hours. Students are expected to help the resident and attending with call duties. During your call shift, your resident will assign you to a patient for who you will be responsible to learn their clinical presentation, their diagnostic work up including imaging studies, the results of those studies and how it contributed to their management. These are the patients who should be presented by students in the “Interesting Case Conference” listed on the clerkship schedule.
The final exam is a web-based exam with 75 questions taken from a national data bank of questions. The exam includes image-based questions, as well as questions without images regarding appropriate imaging management and other general principles of diagnostic imaging. The final exam is based on material covered in lectures.
For more information, please contact:
Department of Radiology
Patient scheduling, film and report copies, or to reach a physician
T: 215-707-XRAY (9729)
Interim Chair's Office
Curtis Miyamoto, MD
Temple University School of Medicine
3401 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Residency Program Office
Beverly Hershey, MD, Program Director