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Department of Radiology Elective Catalog Radiology Subspecialty: Research Elective

Radiology Subspecialty: Research Elective

Preceptor: Matthew Young, DO
Course Code: 15-13
Contact: Evelyn Espinosa,
Telephone: (212) 263-6737

Prerequisite: None


This is elective offered to all medical students who have completed the 18 month core curriculum as an introduction to research based upon Radiology imaging. The student will participate with faculty members in varied general and specialty disciplines. The projects may be in formal NIH grants, clinical correlation, technology evaluation, information technology (IT) as applied to Radiology, interdisciplinary with other departments, etc. The student will be assigned to a faculty mentor for the guidance regarding the project. The subject area will be decided by the faculty attending and the student to amplify the background education of the student with specific goals to be achieved.

Objectives of the Elective

The elective is structured to develop the skills of the student in hypothesis driven research. This may well be an extension of prior experiences in the first 18 months of medical school. The ongoing investigative programs in the department are the vehicle. The student will develop an understanding of the various steps involved in formulating, implementing research protocols, including concepts of study design, responsible conduct of research and informed consent, data collection and analysis, and interpretation of results.

  1. The student will develop an understanding of the research question, including performing literature searches to gain sufficient background in the investigative field. Working closely with the Departmental mentor, the student will gain experience in the conduct of research.
  2. The web site lists the current research programs available to students.

Key Responsibilities of the Student:

  1. Actively participate in the research project as configured with the student's faculty mentor.
  2. Attend seminars, lectures, conferences, and workshops as appropriate to the research project.
  3. Provide formal reports to the mentor/group regarding status of their participation.

Didactic Program

The instruction in research will be primarily a one-on-one with the faculty mentor. The participation in Departmental activities, as noted above is required. The attendance at the daily mid day Radiology Resident's Conference is elective.

Method of Evaluation

Student is evaluated on the basis of attendance, interest, participation, medical/radiology knowledge, research productivity and integrity by the research preceptors.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All Year
Report to: 9 AM Radiology Learning Lab Old Bellevue D Bldg. room D-120
Students per period: No Limit
Duration: 4 weeks that can be extended to 8 with mentor's permission

All Visiting Students: see Specialty Rotation introduction for instructions