Medical School Education

General Radiology Elective

Medical students at Georgetown have the option of enrolling in a general radiology elective course during their third or fourth year of medical school.

The general radiology elective gives students a broad overview of the various disciplines within diagnostic radiology and students spend time in the film interpretation areas and in procedure rooms. Students also participate in dedicated didactic lectures that focus on normal anatomy as well as two hours of modality specific instruction. Additional learning opportunities are available during radiology resident conferences, teaching and image interpretation sessions with attending radiologists and during case reviews with radiology residents.

Teaching file materials and a textbook are provided. Students are expected to learn the fundamental modalities – such as plain film, ultrasound, CT, MRI and angiography – of diagnostic radiology and their use. Some basic skills in the interpretation of plain films should also be acquired.

The course culminates in an exam and case presentation at the end of the rotation.

Fourth Year Electives

Fourth year medical students wishing to increase their exposure to a particular subspecialty of radiology may do a one-month elective. Electives are available in Abdominal Imaging, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Mammography. These rotations allow for an intense focused experience within a particular field of radiology.

Responsibilities for each elective are specific to each specialty. Reading materials will be assigned and each rotation may have requirements for case presentations or examinations.

Further Information

Please contact the Radiology Academic Coordinator:

Silvia Villarroel
Department of Radiology
Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
CG201
Washington, DC 20007-2113
Phone: (202) 444-3314
Fax: (202) 444-4899
Email: villaros@gunet.georgetown.edu