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Medical Student Education

Imaging has an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, making it crucial to exceptional patient care as well as increasing treating physicians’ capacity to diagnose and make more appropriate treatment recommendations. To that end, the Department of Imaging is committed to providing a positive educational experience for medical students with the goal of educating students in the basics of imaging modalities whether on service or in other capacities.

We realize that many students will not become radiologists, but imaging is still integral to all of the different disciplines in medicine. Our goals for all medical students are to:

  • Learn how to utilize radiological services
  • Assimilate ways to facilitate communication with radiologists and technologists
  • Become familiar with the strengths and limitations of the various imaging exams relative to pathophysiologic processes

Visit our Medical Student Resources page for links to recommended resources.


Contact Us

Dawn Mulcock​
Curriculum Coordinator
Phone: (585) 273-5476
Fax: (585) 273-1033


We offer Diagnostic Radiology elective courses for third and fourth year medical students. During these two week electives, students become acquainted with radiographic examinations and procedures which are accomplished by rotations in general radiology and subspecialty areas, multidisciplinary and resident conferences, self-study, and optional participation in research projects and an ultrasound activity session.

Fourth year visiting medical students are welcome to enroll in our elective courses. Detailed instructions on the application process can be found on the Medical Education Registrar website.

Radiology Interest Club

The Radiology Interest Club aims to educate medical students about opportunities in radiology through meetings and events organized during the year. Such events include a panel of residents who will share their experience in the path to radiology residency and life as a radiology resident, and informative sessions on new innovations and technology development in radiology. Medical students will also meet Radiology faculty and senior residents to learn about the exciting subspecialty careers available in the field. The club also provides contact information about radiology research projects.

Faculty contact: Devang Butani, M.D. and Stan L. Weiss, M.D.
Resident contacts: Mary Francis Croake, D.O. and David Maldow, M.D.


Short-term shadowing and/or observership opportunities are available. If interested, please email Dawn Mulcock.

Our Team

Curriculum Directors

Photo of Stan L. Weiss, M.D.

Stan L. Weiss, M.D.
Diagnostic Radiology
(Third/Fourth Years)
Professor, Imaging Sciences

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Devang Butani, M.D.
Interventional Radiology
(Third/Fourth Years)
Associate Professor, Imaging Sciences



Harris Chengazi, M.D.
Harris Chengazi, M.D.
Didactic Lectures
(First/Second Years)

Alex Croake, M.D.
Alex Croake, M.D.
Didactic Lectures
(Third/Fourth Years)

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Mary Francis Croake, D.O.
Interest Club Manager

Jeff Kallas, M.D.
Jeff Kallas, M.D.
Didactic Lectures
(Third/Fourth Years)

Photo of David Maldow, M.D.
David Maldow, M.D.
Interest Club Manager
Interventional Radiology