MED661CM.41 (Other)

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Radiology
  • Short Name: MED661CM.41 Radiology
  • Course Number: MED661CM.41
  • Location: Other
  • Department: Office of Medical Education: Reno
  • Department Contact: Jiego Lim
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 Weeks
  • Preceptor: Department Faculty

Please contact the Office of Medical Education: Reno to verify elective availability.


  • During the radiology rotation the student will gain experience in basic interpretation of radiographic imaging.
  • Students will understand the appropriate use of radiology studies in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Students will understand the risks and benefits of common imaging studies.
  • Students will develop fundamental skills in interpretation of imaging studies in certain core areas: Chest imaging, Skeletal imaging, Gastrointestinal imaging, Genitourinary imaging, Pediatric imaging.
  • Students will develop fundamental skills in emergency and neurological imaging.
  • Students will be introduced to interventional radiology techniques.

Description of Rotation

The 4th-year medical student will learn basic principles of radiology independently through reading and web-based materials. The student will have the opportunity for case discussions and observation of imaging interpretation Monday through Friday from 9:00 to noon with radiologists on staff at various area hospitals. The student will have the opportunity to observe ultrasonography and interventional radiology procedures. No call duties.


Clinical Radiology, the Essentials, Richard H. Daffner (Savitt library)
Fundamentals of Radiology, Lucy Squire (available for check out in Savitt Library)

Evaluation Method

Students will be evaluated by supervising faculty on knowledge, clinical and interpersonal skills.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

Limited to UNR Med students, one student per rotation.