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Visiting Medical Student Clerkships

Radiology, Virtual Clerkship (Minnesota)


The rotation will be a two week experience with exposure to topics in a variety of radiology subspecialities, including emergency, thoracic, abdominal, ultrasound, pediatric radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, radiation safety, and MRI safety. The online curriculum will provide medical students with independent required reading assignments, online modules, and online scenarios to incorporate evidence-based strategies for imaging services. Daily teaching sessions, didactics, and interactions with Mayo staff and residents will also be incorporated into the rotation.

Specific goals

  1. Understand the role of the radiologist in the care of patients.
  2. Understand the basics of radiation dose and how that translates to safe imaging.
  3. Understand the value and limitations of various imaging procedures.
  4. Discuss the fundamentals of radiologic diagnosis and therapy in various clinical situations.

Rotation structure

  • Daily teaching sessions: Medical students will have teaching sessions twice a day (8-9 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. CST) with radiology residents via Zoom (10 hours/week).
  • Departmental noon conference: Medical students should participate in departmental noon conference daily from noon-1 p.m. (5 hours/week).
  • Staff check-in and presentation: A Zoom meeting with one of the clerkship directors to discuss progress on the student’s selected learning topic will be scheduled during week 1, and the final presentation during week 2.
  • Asynchronous learning: Completion of the American College of Radiology e-learning curriculum is required.

Method of evaluation

  • The rotation will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • Students will be required to take final screen shots of completed modules or print certificates as available to document completion.
  • A 10 min. presentation on a radiology topic of the student’s choice will be presented to one of the clerkship directors at the end of the second week of the rotation.
  • End of rotation exam.

Application process

To apply for the virtual clerkship, email the following documents: