The Department of Radiology provides many opportunities for medical students to learn about our field and conduct research.
Several lectures in the first year Structure and Function course introduce medical students to the basic principles of radiology and the different imaging modalities. Cross-sectional imaging studies can be very helpful in learning basic anatomy. Images are included in some problem-based learning cases during the first and second years, introducing students to how imaging modalities are used in certain clinical situations.
At the beginning of the third year, an Introduction to Chest Radiology lecture and an Imaging Lab are included in the Introduction to Clinical Clerkship week. Medical students are exposed to a wide range of imaging studies while taking care of patients during their third and fourth years.
Radiology Clerkship & Electives
Our department offers a four-week general radiology clerkship to fourth-year medical students. In addition, we also offer specialty electives in Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Neuroradiology and Interventional Radiology. In order to take one of the specialty electives, a four-week general radiology clerkship must first be completed either at the student’s own school or as an elective elsewhere.
Students who meet Feinberg’s general application criteria for the visiting student elective program may be considered for rotations, depending upon availability. We will not offer slots to visiting students until after Feinberg students complete their schedules (the first of May for the upcoming academic year).
See Class Information on the MD Program’s to view the complete elective catalog under the M4 student information, obtain information about eligibility and to download an application.
For more information about radiology electives, email Michelle Bolivar.
Research and Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC)
The department offers the opportunity to work with mentors to formulate a question, develop the research skills to answer it, and produce a scholarly product.
Medical students interested in a research project and mentors in Radiology should email Cynthia Collazo in the research office.
More information about the AOSC by the Feinberg School of Medicine can be found on their website.
The Radiology Society at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is an organization for medical students interested in exploring a possible career in radiology. The group is student-run and organizes lunchtime guest speakers on topics in radiology and a shadowing program that pairs first and second year medical students with radiologists. For more information, email the Radiology Society.
MD Teaching Opportunities
Passionate teachers are critical to the success of Feinberg medical students. The Augusta Webster Office of Medical Education is looking for Feinberg faculty to inspire future leaders by teaching in our MD Program. We offer teaching formats and schedules that can accommodate your needs.