Neuroradiology Radiology Clerkship

Course #CLNS 882

Credit: Elective-Clinical

Duration: 4 weeks

Note: Not available Winter Break

Students per Rotation: 1

Contact: Kellie Smith, KRSmith@salud.unm.edu

Faculty Evaluator: Marc Mabray, MD

Prerequisites: None but Diagnostic Radiology is suggested

The trainee will receive exposure to neuroradiology, including clinical applications of brain, spine, and head and neck imaging in adult and pediatric patients.

Recognize and differentiate appearances of common pathologies on neuroimaging studies. Know how to correctly work up an emergent patient with common neuroimaging studies and procedures. Gain a basic understanding of neuroradiology work-flow and environment.

Students should plan to attend the daily radiology resident noon conferences, and multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards as able (Case Conference with Neurology/Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology Tumor Board, Head and Neck Tumor Board, Pediatric Tumor Board, Epilepsy Conference, Thyroid/Parathyroid Conference). Plan to spend approximately half the day in the reading room with the neuroradiology faculty and residents and half the day on independent study (we can provide reading materials and guidance for your case presentation). You will be responsible for making a case presentation to the neuroradiology section towards the end of your rotation. Be respectful in the reading room and radiology department.

Amount and type: Daily supervision and teaching by faculty neuroradiologists. Didactic Content: Daily noon conferences with the residents, multi-disciplinary conferences and tumor boards. Daily case review with radiology residents and faculty. Independent simulation review of interesting cases with feedback.

Criteria for outstanding grade: Active participation in neuroradiology clinical work and outstanding case presentation.

A prior rotation in Diagnostic Radiology and Neurology/Neurosurgery/Emergency Medicine/ENT is helpful but not required. Students must complete the Personnel Radiation Monitoring with Radiation Badges HSC 181 course in Learning Central and email the completion certificate to the Clerkship coordinator Kellie Smith, KRSmith@salud.unm.edu prior to starting the rotation.