Medical Students

VCU medical students Medical students in the VCU School of Medicine have the option of enrolling in a general radiology elective course, as well as electives in Abdominal Imaging and Research, during time periods 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The general radiology elective gives students a broad overview of the various disciplines within diagnostic radiology and students spend time in the film interpretation areas and in procedure rooms. Students also participate in dedicated didactic lectures that focus on the approach to common problems encountered in clinical practice. Additional learning opportunities are available during radiology resident conferences, intradisciplinary conferences, teaching and film interpretation sessions with attending radiologists and during case reviews with radiology residents.

Teaching file materials and a textbook are provided. Students are expected to learn the fundamental modalities – such as plain film, ultrasound, CT, MRI and angiography – of diagnostic radiology and their use. Some rudimentary skills in the interpretation of plain films should also be acquired.

A maximum of 16 students may be enrolled in each class. Students are encouraged to review our radiology resources for online teaching assistance available from VCU and other institutions.

For questions regarding medical student education, please contact:

Betty Arkwright
Main Hospital, Room 3-417
Phone: (804) 828-0534
Fax: (804) 628-1132


VCU Department of Radiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center