Medical Students

Introduction for current Medical Students

Welcome to Diagnostic Radiology's educational program for OHSU Medical Students. This site is designed to prepare you with the basics about radiology and will help you understand the role of radiology in medicine for your future career whether you plan on specializing in radiology or not. By the end of this rotation you will know what important factors determine if and how well you see different organs in imaging and the importance of a diffuse disease process versus a focal disease process.

There is a list below of areas of study to reference before class. You will be informed which articles and presentations will be covered during each week of your 4 week rotation. Articles/ presentations should be reviewed prior to the start of each week. There will be a 2 hour lecture every morning covering one topic. You will be pre-tested prior to the start of each lecture and possibly post- tested. Please start with Imaging Physics below prior to your first day. Not all presentations will be covered in your rotation with us but feel free to peruse at will.

The Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Radiology page has modules you can use to self-evaluate. You set up a free account to access the modules. Once logged in, there is a "recommended courses" tab that includes curricula for different levels of training including medical student.

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Introduction: Transition to Clerkship- Radiology

Day 1- Imaging Physics


Areas of Study

A note to all medical students about OHSU's radiology elective

We receive many applications from students who want to come to OHSU for an "audition" elective in order to strengthen their application to residency. OHSU students are given first priority in being placed in elective slots. If slots remain, they are open to students from any US medical school. However, we do not automatically interview all applicants who do an audition elective. In order to reduce the chances of having students come for electives then not being interviewed, we will review the grade transcript and board scores (submitted as part of the OHSU School of Medicine visiting student application) of each applicant, so that we can assess their chances for being offered an interview. Students will be apprised of this assessment, and may choose not to come if their chances of being interviewed are not good. If there is more than one student who wants an elective slot, preference will be given to the one who we anticipate interviewing. Since it is impossible to predict the applicant pool before November, we will do our best to make this assessment, but do not guarantee that we will interview all students who come for electives.

We also recognize that some students want to take our electives for reasons other than auditioning for residency. Please indicate in your application if that is the case, and you will be offered a slot on a first-come/ first-served basis.

Below are some helpfull links for more information about visiting OHSU or Radiology in general.

OHSU Visiting Students Site
American Board of Radiology
American College of Radiology

Radiology Journals