RAD 7105

Externship in Radiology


Joann Scozzari
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered

See below


Prerequisites:  A medicine and a surgery clerkship recommended

Catalog Description:  The student will gain an appreciation for the radiologic examination, its capabilities, limitations, and hazards, and will be offered a review of fundamental physical and basic science aspects of the subject. The student will learn how to work with technical and other auxiliary personnel. Emphasis will be on how to approach radiologic diagnosis and work with the clinician in a radiologic consultation service. There will be observation and participation in daily interpretation of films, fluoroscopy, and special procedures.


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Site Code

Site Name



St. Mary's Medical Center

St. Luke's Hospital

Students will go to both sites

Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  In this course, students will obtain basic knowledge and practical skills in diagnostic and therapeutic radiology.

The student, on completion of this course, should be able to:

  • describe basic principles of radiological diagnosis.
  • recognize film marking systems and orient films properly on a view box.
  • identify, on radiological examination, normal anatomical structures and conditions.
  • recognize major pathological changes.
  • describe commonly used contrast agents and their general pharmacology.
  • identify normal and major abnormal features in studies using contrast agents.
  • identify special radiographic studies used in practice and describe their applications to general disease types and conditions.

Graded Components:

  • Assessment by faculty

Grading Scale:   H/E/S/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency:  None

Related curricular experience:

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