Our department offers two senior electives for additional study in the field of radiology. Details for each elective are listed below. These courses are intended for the following student populations:
- Clinical UW medical students who have successfully completed the Required Radiology Clerkship
- Approved visiting clinical medical students from accredited medical schools in the US interested in applying to Radiology residency at UW*
Domestic Visiting Students: Learn more and apply.
- Approved visiting clinical medical students from international medical schools**
International Students: Learn more and apply.
Exceptions to the above rules may be possible with special approval from the Director of Medical Student Education.
Radiology 910 – Radiology Research Elective
This elective is for students seeking in depth practical experience with clinical, translational, and/or basic science research within the field of radiology. This is a mentored experience that will involve close contact with a Department of Radiology faculty mentor.
Students interested in this elective must identify and coordinate with a research mentor from the Department of Radiology and have a well-defined research project prior to the start of the rotation. The designated research mentor will provide ongoing feedback as well as summative assessment for the experience.
Radiology 920 – Senior Clinical Diagnostic Radiology Elective
This two- or four-week clinical experience is intended to provide focused exposure to subspecialty clinical radiology. Students choose an area or areas of emphasis and spend time on corresponding clinical radiology services. This rotation will include focused topical instruction from Department of Radiology faculty and optional experiences on radiology procedural services and assisting radiology technologists in image acquisition.
Radiology 923 – Clinical Nuclear Medicine Clerkship
This two- or four-week clinical experience is intended to provide focused exposure to the field of nuclear medicine. Students will rotate on clinical nuclear medicine services including General Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and PET/CT for focused instruction from Department of Radiology faculty in nuclear and molecular imaging and therapeutics.
*Interested visiting students from US medical schools are required to submit additional visiting student application materials.
**Interested visiting international students are required to submit additional application materials and obtain additional approvals from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.