Completion of Core Clerkships, M4 status.  UIC Students Only. Preference given to students in the Surgical Pathway. M4's in other Pathways as space permits.

PURPOSE: A course specifically designed as the radiology requirement for students in the Surgical Pathway with an interest in pursuing a career in Surgery. 

COMPETENCIES:  At the end of this experience the student should be able to:

1.  identify normal anatomic structures and their spatial relationships as revealed by en face cadaver dissection

2.  recount and describe some key pathologies associated with particular organs or anatomic sites

3.  correlate normal spatial anatomy to its representation in the various medical imaging formats

4.  identify the major morphological features of normal organ systems as demonstrated by the  optimal medical imaging technique and do so in the various body planes (orthogonal and oblique)

5. differentiate the spectrum of normal anatomic variation from pathologies as presented in the various imaging modalities

6. identify (diagnose) major pathological manifestations in body systems (including previous surgical interventions) as presented by optimal imaging techniques, eg, hemorrhage, inflammation, neoplasia, cysts, effusions, fractures, vascular occlusion

7.  delineate the rationale for ordering a particular imaging methodology based on the patient’s clinical presentation

8.  relate the radiologic findings to a particular patient management course of action, particularly those necessitating invasive procedures (or outright surgical intervention), and differentiate life-threatening presentations from those that  would suggest elective intervention

  Laboratory cadaver dissection, lectures, conferences, reading room experience & assigned readings, case studies in application.

ASSESSMENT:  1) written examination and 2) narrative evaluation.

Program Number: 599
Location: UIC
Course Directors: Ejaz Shamim, MD (Radiology) / Hoonbae Jeon, MD (Surgery) / Norm Lieska, PhD (Anatomy)
Telephone:  312-996-0235
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted:  3 sessions per year  Min: Max: 17
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:  3 hrs. lecture/3 hrs. conference / 4 hrs. case studies / 13.5 hrs. supervised reading room experience (weekly)
Laboratory: 15 hrs. cadaver dissection with faculty (weekly)
Independent Study:
16 hr. assigned readings from required texts & case study preparations.
Outpatient: None
Inpatient: None
Total Hours/Week: 54.5 hrs. per week

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:  UICMC (University of Illinois Hospital and Health Services), 2nd floor & 703 CMW (dissection lab).