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Department: MERAD-Radiology
Course: 509-Pediatric Radiology

Course Director: Amy Robben Mehollin-Ray, M.D.
Course Faculty: Amy Robben Mehollin-Ray, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,4A
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  2
Elective Type: Clinical
Matriculating prior to fall 20158
Matriculating fall 2015 and beyond4
Pre-requisites: MS3 or higher; must have completed MERAD 506 or MERAD 200
Open to US Visiting Students: Yes
Open to International Visiting Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
The student will review plain films with the attending radiologist each day, observe the performance and interpretation of advanced imaging procedures, and attend all radiologic teaching conferences and relevant interdiscplinary conferences which occur during the elective period. He/she prepares a brief presentation on a imaging case selected by the student. He/she is expected to complete a short open-book exam based on a small textbook (copies are available to be checked out). The student will complete at least 20 on-line modules from the Cleveland Clinic's Pediatric Radiology Curriculum:
The student will have access to the conference schedule and teaching files.

Learning Activities
1) Discuss challenges specific to imaging children and how these may affect choice of imaging modality.
2) Pediatric fractures.
3) Chest X-ray
4) Non-accidental trauma
5) Construct the appropriate imaging algorithm for common diagnostic scenarios

Evaluation Methods
Clinical performance 50% (feedback from faculty), open-book exam 20%, module completion 20%, case presentation 10%.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
TCH-CCC-4th Flr.-Suite 470-(832) 824-7237
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Becky Baxter
Contact Phone: 713-798-6362
Contact Fax: 713-798-8359
Contact Location: Main BCM - Anderson Building - Basement - Radiology Education Office - Room 022E
Email: beckyb@bcm.edu
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