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Director: Robert A. Novelline, MDAssociate Director: Laura L. Avery, MDAssociate Director: Raul Uppot, MDInstructors: Robert A. Novelline, MD, 60 MGH Faculty Members and Associates.
This clerkship is designed to teach fundamentals of diagnostic image interpretation and clinical indications for imaging examinations and special procedures and it is required for 3rd year Harvard Medical students. This radiology clerkship is formally structured with didactic lectures, problem-based learning exercises, programmed audiovisual teaching seminars, tutorials, conferences, observation of film interpretation and observation of special procedures. Students are introduced to digital imaging, PACS and the management, storage and presentation of electronic radiologic images. Lectures on basic principles of radiation therapy are given by staff members of the Radiation Medicine Department.
There are 12, four-week clerkship rotations each academic year. Student sessions run from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
Enrollment maximum is 10 students.
Final grade is determined by observation of classroom performance, evaluation of presentation(s), written assignments, and final examination.
Objectives of the core clerkship are:
This clerkship is offered full-time for one month, for a maximum of 5 students each month, except July and August, for students who have completed a core clerkship in radiology and desire another month of study of radiology. Programs are individually tailored according to students' interests and goals. Possibilities include intensive study in one or more radiology subspecialties, and clinical or laboratory research. After the student has been accepted into this clerkship, a personal discussion with Dr. Novelline is required to plan each student's individual program. Evaluation is based on observation of performance by clinical preceptors.
Students who wish to enroll in either clerkship must contact:Harvard Medical School Registrar's Office25 Shattuck StreetBldg. A, Room 213Boston, MA 02115-6092Phone: 617-432-1515
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