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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,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: MS3 or higher; must have completed MERAD 506
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
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:
Statement of Goals:
The goals of this elective are to provide the medical student with: 1) an introduction to the principles of diagnostic imaging, 2) a demonstration of the importance of clinicoradiologic correlation in proper interpretation of imaging studies, 3) an appreciation for the appropriate imaging workup of common disease entities, 4) the fundamentals of image interpretation and, 5) sufficient exposure to advanced techniques enabling the student to explain to patients and parents the test a child is about to undergo. Approval must be secured by contacting Ms. Becky Baxter.
Learning Activities
To accomplish these goals, the student reviews plain films with the attending radiologist each day, observe the performance and interpretation of advanced imaging procedures, and attend all clinicoradiologic and radiologic teaching conferences which occur during the elective period. He/she prepares a brief presentation on a subject of the student's choice. He/she is expected to complete a short take-home exam and readings as outlined in the curriculum. The students have access to the Texas Children's Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Teaching File and the American College of Radiology Teaching File. 8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday. There are no expenses, night or weekend responsibilities.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
TCH-Clinical Care Center-Dept. of Pediatric Radiology-4th Floor-Suite 470-8:00 AM
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Rebecca Baxter
Contact Phone: 713-798-6362
Contact Fax: 713-798-8359
Contact Location: BCM-Anderson-Basement-022E

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