General Radiology: RADM-500 (First two weeks of each block = Block #A, Second two weeks of each block = Block #B)
 

Department: Radiology

Instructor: Mary G. Cormier, MD

Contact: Silvia Villarroel

Phone: (202) 444-3314

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 9am at Radiology Conference room C2202 CCC Bldg 2nd floor

Duration: Two Weeks (not offered in Block 1A)

Max Students: 4 students/block**

Description: Students will spend 1 day observing in each section of the department, 10 sections in total. Students will spend the morning each day observing in their assigned section, either individually or in pairs and in the afternoon they will have didactic lectures. Following the lectures, all students will return to their respective reading rooms. Students are expected to observe the operation of each section, to include film interpretation, attending read-out with the resident, performance of procedures, patient interactions and possibly technical aspects of obtaining images.

**Note that if you did this rotation as an M3 Selective, you cannot take it again as an M4 rotation**

 


 

Clinical Nuclear Medicine: RADM-501

Department: Radiology, Division of Nuclear Medicine

Instructor: Giuseppe Esposito, MD

Contact: Silvia Villarroel

Phone: (202) 444-3314

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 9am at Reading room Gorman 2nd floor

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 2 students/block

Description: Nuclear medicine is the use of radioactive drugs for the purpose of diagnosing and treating disease. Students will study clinical techniques and interpretation in all aspects of this physiologic imaging modality including cardiac nuclear medicine and PET/CT. Instrumentation, radiopharmaceuticals, and quality control will also be taught. Many research opportunities are available. A powerpoint presentation on a topic of interest that is selected by the student is required at the end of the rotation.

 


 

Vascular/Interventional Radiology: RADM-502

Department: Radiology

Instructor: Theresa Caridi, MD

Contact: Silvia Villarroel

Phone: (202) 444-3314

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 7:30am in the IR section located in the CCC Bldg Ground Floor
 

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 2 students/block

Description: Tutorial under the direction of Dr. Alexander Kim. The course will consist of observation of and participation in angiographic and interventional procedures, and will emphasize the indications for therapy. Students will also participate in pre-procedure and post-procedure care. By patient examination, discussion of indication, and performance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the student should learn to appreciate the role of interventional radiology in patient care and develop basic catheter-based skills. Student performance will be assessed by a practical examination (based on assigned reading), at the end of the rotation, as well as by clinical performance on service. Students may also be assigned cases to prepare for presentation and inclusion in the Interventional Radiation teaching file.

 


 

Body Imaging Scholarly Project: RADM-503

Department: Radiology

Instructors: Angela D. Levy, MD and Susan Ascher, MD 

Contact: Silvia Villarroel

Phone: 202-444-3314 

Location: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 8:30 am at Radiology Body Imaging Division Ground of CCC Bldg

Duration: 4 weeks

Max Students 1 student/block 

Description:  The division of abdominal imaging at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides all adult inpatient and outpatient cross-sectional body imaging using state-of-the-art ultrasound, computed tomography, fluoroscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging.  The faculty has subspecialty expertise in imaging gastrointestinal and genitourinary diseases as well as pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders.

During the 4-week rotation, the medical student will participate in daily reading sessions in ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.  In addition, each student will be assigned to a research or education project (such as an educational exhibit, book chapter, or review article) that is mentored by one of the faculty in the division.  The student will be expected to complete assigned portions of the project that may include surveys of the medical literature, compiling medical and imaging databases, assisting in image interpretation sessions, and participating in the compilation of a manuscript or electronic poster session for presentation or publication.


General Radiology: RADM-504

Departments: Radiology

Instructors: Claude Raphael, MD, Frederick Schwab, MD, and George Kuo, MD

Contact: Sukran de Lorme

Phone: (703) 558-6730 or sdelorme@virginiahospitalcenter.com

Location: Virginia Hospital Center

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 student/block

Reporting Time and Place: Contact Sukran 1 week before rotation begins. Report at 9am on the first day only; check in with Nicole Phelps in the Residents/Interns Office.

Description: Students spend time both in diagnostic imaging (radiography, CT, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, women's imaging) and also interventional radiology. Rotations can be customized to student's interests: e.g., emergency medicine, orthopedics, OB-GYN
Students will observe interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies, and will be able to "scrub in" interventional cases. Basic IR skills (basic catheter technique/central line access) will be taught.
VHC is a major extramural rotation site for Georgetown residents and medical students. Students can attend various weekly conferences and morning report.

 


 

Neuroradiology: RADM-513

Department: Radiology

Instructor: Anousheh Sayah, MD

Contact: Silvia Villarroel

Phone: (202) 444-3314

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Reporting Time and Place: 9am at Neuroradiology Reading Room (Room 2201, CCC Bldg)
Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 2 students/block

Description: The student is assigned to the Section of Neuroradiology and is under the direction of Dr. Anousheh Sayah and the Neuroradiology faculty. The section conducts all neuro-imaging for hospital patients and outpatients. The diagnostic armamentarium includes three CT scanners, three MRI scanners and an Angiography Laboratory. Neuroradiology is a sub-specialty that has benefited from the high technology developments in diagnostic imaging. The student will be exposed to these advanced technologies and to the diagnostic processes in Neuroradiology. The student is invited to get involved in clinical and laboratory research at Georgetown, which includes functional brain imaging, MRI spectroscopy, diffusion and perfusion brain imaging. Students will give a PowerPoint presentation on a selected topic near the end of the rotation.