080.1 Radiology – Core Requirement
Instructor: Christina LeBedis, M.D. (Director) and Jeffrey Brooks, M.D. (Assistant Director)
Location: BMC – FGH Building, 3rd Floor
Student Coordinator: Lauren Sullivan email: Lauren.Sullivan@bmc.org
Period to be Offered: Blocks 9-20
Description of Rotation:
Required Boston University course: The Department of Radiology offers a clinical 4-week rotation based at Boston Medical Center. The course is comprised of didactic lectures, departmental conferences, small group sessions on evidence-based imaging, case review sessions, and clinical observations in general radiology, pediatric imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, abdominal and pelvic imaging, thoracic imaging, breast imaging, nuclear imaging, and neuroradiology. The course culminates in a student-facilitated departmental radiology-pathology correlation conference.
The John F. O’Connor Award will be given at graduation to the outstanding Boston University student or students who participated in the Radiology rotation.
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Medical Student Requirement
Four weeks full time
1.) Books: Books are loaned to the student for one month.
a) Fundamentals of Radiology by Lucy Squire
b) Felson’s Principles of Chest Roentgenology- A programmed text, Third Edition, by Lawrence R. Goodman, MD
c) Squire’s Fundamentals of Radiology, Sixth Edition, by Robert A. Novelline, MD
d) Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th edition, by Weir, Abrahams, Spratt, and Salkowski
2.) Teaching files and selected web-based modules
Content of Rotation
1. Daily one hour seminars covering basic imaging principles.
2. Daily regular radiology teaching sessions and seminars with instruction by attending radiologists.
3. Daily departmental conferences at BMC and regional conferences sponsored by the NERRS
4. Clinical rotations observing diagnostic imaging and image-guided interventions.
5. Self-directed learning including textbook, teaching files, and online websites.
6. Working in small groups, students facilitate a departmental radiology-pathology correlation conference during the last week of the rotation. In addition to a powerpoint presentation, each group provides a handout summarizing the case and its teaching points.
7. Working in small groups, students present the evidence behind imaging for common clinical scenarios.
8. Students present interesting cases each week to the class.
9. Final examination is given on the last day of the rotation and focuses on basic imaging principles, image interpretation and imaging strategies.
10. On-Call Requirement: one evening 5 pm to 10 pm.
080.2 Radiology Elective
Contact: 617 414-4914 Lauren Sullivan email: Lauren.Sullivan@bmc.org
Description of Rotation:
A four week elective can be arranged within the department after completion of 080.1. Each elective is personally tailored to the student’s educational goals. Electives can be based in one clinical subspecialty or in several areas within the department.
081.1 Radiation Oncology
Instructor: Ariel Hirsch, M.D. and staff
Contact: Monet Smith
Number of Students: 1 – 2 students
Period to be Offered: One month
Description of Elective:
This elective is designed to provide an introduction to radiation oncology in the management of patients with cancer. Students will participate in the evaluation, radiation treatment planning, treatment evaluation and follow-up of patients with cancer. The role of radiation oncology in the multi-modality management of patients with cancer will be emphasized.