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Department of Radiology

Department of Radiology

Medical Student Clerkship in Radiology: RDI 461

Course Overview

This 4 week clerkship will give each 4th year medical student an opportunity to learn about various subspecialties within radiology, tailored toward the interest of each student.  Each medical student will be placed on 1 week blocks of the “core” aspects of radiology – body imaging, chest radiology, and interventional radiology.  Additionally, based upon each medical student's educational goals, he/she will be placed within one other section of radiology for 1 week.  These sections may include: musculoskeletal radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, or pediatric radiology.  Medical students attend the daily noon conference provided to the radiology residents and attend subspecialty conferences provided by each respective section.  Once a week there are also dedicated educational sessions tailored specifically for medical students.

Grades are determined by attendance, evaluations, and presentations.  Attendance is composed of presence and participation within the rotation and lectures.  Students are excused up to 3 days for residency interviews. If a student misses more than 3 days while on the rotation, he/she may receive an additional assignment or need to make up missed day(s).   Evaluations are based upon professionalism, communication, and clinical skills.  Each medical student will be responsible for preparing a total of 2 case presentations (students on subspecialty 2 week rotations will also be expected to prepare one presentation for each 2 week block).  These presentations will occur during an allotted time noted on the teaching conference schedule.

Linked Files:

RDI 461 Orientation Packet 2014
RDI 461 Student Evaluation Form 2014
RDI 461 Lecture Evaluation Form 2014
RDI 461 Sample Presentation 2014

RDI 461 Sign-in sheet
RDI 461 Sign-in sheet (2 week rotations only)

Contact Information

A. Instructor of Record:

Cyrus Bateni, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Radiology
4860 Y Street, Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email: cyrus.bateni@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Shadi Aminololama-Shakeri, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
4860 Y Street, Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817

Email: shadi.aminololama-shakeri@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

B. Course Coordinator:

Sandra Baum (Sandy)
Office: Davis Tower 1707
Phone: 916-703-2261 (voice mail)
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Email: sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Dedicated Radiology Subsection Clerkships

RDI 473: Neuroradiology
Instructor: Richard Latchaw, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration: 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC

RDI 474: Pediatrics Radiology
Instructor: Sandra Gorges, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration : 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC
Prerequisites: Must be 4th year medical student

RDI 475: MSK
Instructor: Cyrus Bateni, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration : 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: ACC

RDI 476: Interventional Radiology
Instructor: Daniel Link, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration : 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

RDI 477: Ultrasound
Instructor: John McGahan, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration : 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

RDI 478: Abdominal
Instructor: Ramit Lamba, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration : 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor

RNU 463 Nuclear Medicine
Instructor: Cameron Foster, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration: 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC
Prerequisites: Completion of RDI 461 recommended.

Dedicated Radiology Research Clerkships

RDI 499 Research in Diagnostic Radiology
Instructor: Staff
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration: 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC
Prerequisites: Statement indicating research area of interest

RNU 499 Research in Nuclear Medicine
Instructor: Cameron Foster, MD
Responsible Agent: Sandy Baum, 916-703-2261, sandra.baum@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Course Duration: 2 weeks or 4 weeks
Quarters: I,II,III, IV
Units 3 or 6 depending on the length of the rotation
Location: UCDMC