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.
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 Cheryl Papaleo.
Devang Butani, M.D.
Associate Professor, Imaging Sciences