Radiology Interest Group

Diagnostic Radiology Student Interest Group (DRIG)

Mission Statement

Our goal is to expose medical students to radiology and provide a variety of educational experiences for all students interested in learning more about the field.

Current Board Members

Divya Surabhi
Class of 2023

Vice President
Vikram Tammana
Class of 2023

Vice President
Amer Safdari
Class of 2023

Meet Patel
Class of 2024

Hrishikesh Bhaththiwala
Class of 2025

Event Coordinator
Viraja Alluri
Class of 2025

Event Coordinator
Emily Chuang
Class of 2025

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Karen Xie is the current program director of the University of Illinois Diagnostic Radiology residency and is very involved in medical student exposure to the specialty. She is instrumental in connecting interested medical students to residents and other mentors in radiology. Dr. Xie works closely with the current board members and diversity chair of the interest group to provide events for medical students throughout the academic year. She also collaborates with interested students on many radiology and educational research projects.


  • Diagnostic Radiology Workshop Series
  • Women and URMs in Radiology Panel Discussion
  • Local Outreach Opportunities
  • Ultrasound Workshops
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Shadowing Experiences through the Mentors Program