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Department of Radiology Elective Catalog Radiology Subspecialty: Vascular & Interventional Radiology Elective

Radiology Subspecialty: Vascular & Interventional Radiology Elective

Preceptor: Frederick Bertino, MD
Course Code:15-10
Contact: Evelyn Espinosa,
Telephone: (212) 263-6737

Prerequisite: None


This focused course is designed for students with a special interest and/or career plans in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) or Diagnostic Radiology. Students planning careers in fields which frequently work with VIR may also benefit; these fields include General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Nephrology, Critical Care, Hepatology, Urology, and Gastroenterology.

Objectives of the Elective

TThe objective of this elective is to offer the student an opportunity to learn about the wide range of image-guided minimally-invasive procedures performed in VIR, including indications and basic technique for each procedure type, from biopsies and drainages to transarterial oncology treatments to embolizations for hemorrhage and much more. The student will also learn from clinical shadowing and attendance at interdisciplinary conferences how VIR interacts and collaborates with many different specialties to optimize patient care. The student will gain an understanding of the key role that VIR plays in contemporary patient care and effective interdisciplinary systems-based medical practice.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

The student will participate in several VIR procedures daily; involvement in each case should include pre-procedure work-up, observation and assisting during the procedure, as well as post-procedure follow-up of patients. The student will be an active participant in daily morning rounds by asking and answering questions; he or she will choose one to two procedure types to study each day in preparation for the following day’s cases to facilitate more in-depth learning.

Didactic Program

Students will attend several conferences, including the noon Radiology resident departmental conferences, VIR conferences, and other medical (oncology) and surgical conferences.

Method of Evaluation

Students will be evaluated based on level of interest, active participation, professionalism (including punctuality and attendance), clinical knowledge, and level-appropriate clinical skills (procedural and non-procedural).

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All year
Report week 1 to: Bellevue Hospital, H-building 3E79 (Dr. Bryk)
Report week 2 to: Tisch Hospital, 2nd Flr – VIR Suite (Dr. Sridhar or Dr. Aaltonen)
Students per period: 2
Duration: 2 weeks