SOM Preclinical Preceptorships

Course Title
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Course Number
Prerequisites: Successful completion of year 1 
      Additional Requirements: Professional attire and daily attendance
Responsible Faculty Director:
Huda Al-Jadiry Hussain, MD
Other Faculty:
Available Dates
• 4-week block: 5/23/2022 - 6/17/2022
Application Submission Deadline
Maximum Enrollment

Where and to whom the application should be submitted
 The clinical program can be completed at UTMB or at another acceptable radiological institution. Questions regarding elective can be directed by Shirl Veal, The University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Radiology, 2.470 Clinical Science Bldg., Galveston, TX 77555-0709, Tel: (409) 772-9179 or (409)747-2849, Fax (409) 747- 2849. Applications will be sent out via email and selection will be based on a lottery.

Goals & Objectives
 Students will work with radiology residents and radiology faculty members who are experts in various sub-specialties of radiology. Students have the opportunity to observe and participate in clinical activities and training in radiology.

Description of course activities
 During each 4 week Preceptorship, students will be assigned to rotate through at least 4 clinical sections of radiology and observe/participate in the daily clinical activities. Students are encouraged to attend noon case conferences to further their clinical experience.

Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    Students will be observed daily during each clinical rotation in radiology.
  B. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback   Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases   Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?
    Yes           No
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the course (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, etc.)?
    Chief resident(s) or radiology faculty may assign reading material in radiology to enhance the students' learning experience. The student is expected to attend (and participate) in noon resident conferences and journal club meetings to gain experience in group discussions. There may be "online" assignments that recently have become part of radiology training.

5.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
  At the end of the preceptorship, the students will meet with the radiology program director and have the opportunity to discuss their experience in radiology.


6.  Stipend Availability
  Yes           No           Maybe