Musculoskeletal Radiology Clerkship

Course #CLNS 887

Credit: Elective-Clinical

Duration: 4 weeks

Note:Not available Winter Break

Students per Rotation: 1

Contact: Jesse Hernandez, 505-272-2119,

Faculty Evaluator: Steven Tandberg, MD

Prerequisites: None but Diagnostic Radiology is suggested

The clerkship will include in-depth exposure to Musculoskeletal (MSK) Radiology, including sports imaging, orthopedic oncology, and MSK trauma.  The rotation also provides the opportunity to perform minor procedures including joint injections and aspirations with direct faculty supervision.  The student will be present in the MSK reading room Monday-Friday from 8 am- 4:00 pm.  The student will be expected to attend Radiology Noon Conference on a daily basis.  The student will participate in a project during the rotation.

Exposure through current clinical material of all major areas of MSK Radiology. Introduction to associate procedures. Assist with the creation of one case conference during the rotation.

The student will be supervised by MSK Faculty, Fellow or residents.  They will attend daily MSK imaging reading, weekly sports conference and the weekly tumor board. The student will be supervised in the interpretation and dictation of MSK plain films.

Amount and type: Daily supervision by faculty radiologists

Didactic Content: Daily MSK imaging reading. Daily radiology conference

Students will be assessed at the completion of the rotation by the clerkship director.  For a grade of outstanding, the student must actively participate in breadth of MSK radiology, clinical work and case conference.