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College of Medicine Courses in Radiology

Radiology Clerkship I & II (Ray 481 & 484)

Course Directors: Shikha Gupta, MD and Samuel McQuiston, MD

Designed for medical school students who intend to pursue a career in radiology, the Radiology Clerkships introduce the student to the spectrum of radiology.  Each clerkship lasts 4 weeks, and students will attend daily departmental conferences.

In Radiology Clerkship I, students will be given the opportunity to rotate through four diagnostic radiology subspecialty services at the University of South Alabama Medical Center (Abdominal Imaging, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Neruroradiology) where they will become acquainted with technical skills and interpretive practices of diagnostic imaging, including radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. Toward the end of each week, students will participate in the interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies. Visiting students are eligible for this course.

Radiology Clerkship II allows the future radiologist to arrange extended time in a subspecialty by shadowing a faculty radiologist for the 4-week rotation. Before scheduling the course, the student must make arrangements with the desired radiologist. Completion of Radiology Clerkship I is required prior to beginning the block. Visiting students are NOT eligible for this course.

Interventional Radiology Clerkship

Interventional Radiology Clerkship is currently under development and will be available for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.

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Course Directors: Shikha Gupta, MD and Samuel McQuiston, MD

Basic Radiology is intended for those medical school students who are not going into radiology as a career but are interested in gaining exposure to the field of radiology. The 4-week course provides an understanding of the techniques and terminology of diagnostic radiology and to the basics of radiographic interpretation with focus on the perspective of the clinician.  Students will be given the opportunity to rotate through the USAMC Radiology Department to observe imaging interpretations and procedures as well as become acquainted with the operation of the department. Visiting students are NOT eligible for this course.

Pediatric Radiology (Ray-483)

Course Director: Suzy Figarola, MD

Pediatric Radiology is structured for students who are going into a pediatrics-related career and want an in-depth exposure to the field of pediatric imaging. The 4-week rotation is entirely completed at the USA Children's and Women's Hospital and includes active participation in all pediatric radiology activities, such as image interpretation, special procedures and imaging modalities, active participation in the nursery and pediatric conferences, consultations with pediatric surgery, and attendance at the Pediatric Radiology Conference and Grand Rounds. Visiting students are NOT eligible for this course.

Visiting Students

Visiting students may apply to take Radiology Clerkship I but are not eligible for our other radiology courses. Ultimate approval to matriculate for this course rests with the Office of the Associate Dean for Medical Education & Student Affairs in consultation with the USA Department of Radiology. Visiting Medical Students from foreign & Caribbean medical schools are not accepted; however, these students can apply for departmental interviews through ERAS. The University of South Alabama College of Medicine uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS), to receive all visiting student applications.  Applications may be submitted through VSAS starting on April 15 for the upcoming academic year.  For more information, review our webpage dedicated to visiting students here.

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To learn about the field of radiology and the types of imaging studies and cases seen in the University of South Alabama Health System, visit our Teaching Cases microsite.

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Address 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36617  Phone 251.471.7861  Fax 251.471.7882


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