Clinical Clerkships

Radiology clinical clerkships are open to medical students interested in learning more about a career in radiology, as well as those wanting to learn fundamentals of radiology while in pursuit of another medical specialty.

Externship opportunities are also available for junior and senior medical students from other institutions. Please visit the Medical Education website for more information about away rotations.


Clerkship Administrator
Blake Cicenas

Radiology Clerkship Courses

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Diagnostic Radiology - RAD 7101

Clinical clerkships in diagnostic radiology are 4 weeks in duration and available at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Hennepin County Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. At each hospital, students will rotate through the different reading areas in the Department of Radiology with exposure to all the subspecialties of radiology, including Interventional Radiology.  

Students will work closely with the residents and faculty spending time in each of the department sections. Students will not only gain experience in basic film interpretation but also guidance in choosing the most appropriate radiological examination for the patient.

Learn more about RAD 7101.

Patient getting an MRI

Interventional Radiology - RAD 7400

This clerkship is a 4-week rotation intended to give medical students a more in-depth exposure to one of the most exciting and innovative specialties in medicine. You will have a much greater exposure to the workup of patients prior to procedures and the informed consent process, and will get much more hands-on experience in performing procedures.

Learn more about RAD 7400.

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Radiology Research - RAD 7110

This course will initiate or extend the student's experience in medical research projects in radiologic related areas by:

- providing the student with background and knowledge of radiology research.
- providing in-depth study of some aspect of radiology.

This elective can be taken for credit for up to 8 weeks of research.

Learn more about RAD 7110.