Elective Program

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Department: MERAD-Radiology
Course: 506-Diagnostic Radiology

Course Director: Fanny Emilia Moron, M.D.,Ashley Roark, M.D.
Course Faculty: Cliff J. Whigham Jr., D.O.,Carlos A. Farinas, M.D.,Veronica V. Lenge De Rosen, M.D.,David M. Wynne, M.D.,Babak Toulabi,Pedro J. Diaz-Marchan, M.D.
Elective Location: BTH,OTHR,TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1C,3A,3C,4A,4C
Two Week Periods:
Min. Number of Students: Max:  5
Elective Type: Clinical
Matriculating prior to fall 20158
Matriculating fall 2015 and beyond4
Pre-requisites: At least 6 weeks of any of the core clerkships
Open to US Visiting Students: Yes
Open to International Visiting Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

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:
1) Rotate through Abdominal CT, Chest, Emergency Center, Interventional Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Musculoskeletal and Neuroradiology (maximum one week in each subsection)

2) Review the online Radiology teaching file - located on the Baylor Radiology website - www.bcm.edu/departments/radiology - Go to the "Education" Tab - Under "Teaching Files" select "Elective Rotation Teaching Files".

Learning Activities
1) Physics Concepts & Modality Differences
2) Exam Ordering for different imaging modalities
3) Patient Safety in Radiology (Radiation Safety, Contrast Uses and Safety, MRI Safety, Imaging in Pregnancy).

Evaluation Methods
- Exam at the end of the four week rotation
- Quality, content and delivery of a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation of an interesting case to be presented the last week of the rotation
- Additional assignments
- Daily contact with faculty and residents
- Daily attendance and lectures attended during the four week elective.

When and Where to report on first day of service:
8:30 AM, BCM, Radiology Conf. Room, 1st Floor, Room 109B
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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