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Department of Radiology Elective Catalog Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Elective

Advanced Vascular & Interventional Radiology Elective

Preceptor: Frederick Bertino, MD
Contact: Evelyn Espinosa,
Telephone: (212) 263-6737

Prerequisite: NYU Students may register for this elective after completion of the selective in Diagnostic Radiology. Exceptions to this will be made ONLY by Dr. Jonathan Gross.


The advanced elective in vascular and interventional radiology is designed to give students who are interested in diagnostic or interventional radiology an intense introduction to one of the most dynamic, innovative, and exciting fields in medicine. The student doing the advanced elective will be exposed to the full spectrum of procedures performed in a busy academic IR practice. He or she will be fully integrated into the IR team and will work closely with attending physicians, IR fellows, and radiology residents. The student will evaluate patients, assist in procedures, and participate in our division’s conferences.

Objectives of the Elective

In the IR suite, the student will learn about the workflow in a busy IR practice, the structure of the IR team, and the technical aspects of common procedures. While evaluating patients and answering requests for consults, students will strengthen their physical exam and interview skills, learn to incorporate findings on diagnostic imaging with patients’ clinical presentation and physical exam, and determine which patients are best suited for treatment in the IR suite.

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on the Elective

  1. Students will be expected to evaluate patients, to formulate appropriate plans of care, and to follow patients post-procedure
  2. Students will act as first or second assistants during procedures
  3. Students will attend relevant inter-disciplinary conferences and the Division of Interventional Radiology’s weekly conference
  4. Students will give at least one presentation during their rotation. The presentation might be a review of a specific journal article or a general review of the literature on a topic relevant to IR practice.

Didactic Program

Formal teaching occurs during the IR Division’s weekly conferences. Informal teaching occurs throughout the day starting with morning rounds and continuing as students work closely with fellows and attending physicians in the procedure rooms and at patients’ bedsides.

Method of Evaluation

Students will be evaluated by attending physicians based on their contribution to the service, their enthusiasm, and the quality of their presentation.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All year
Students per period: 1
Duration: Four weeks