PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM:  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 rotation specifically designed as the radiology requirement for students on the Surgical Pathway to provide exposure to the diagnostic use of medical imaging as enhanced by cadaver dissection.

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, calculi, herniation, 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 and differentiate life-threatening presentations from those that  would suggest elective intervention

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: Guided specialty-driven cadaver dissection plus peer instruction, guided reading room experience, lectures, conferences, assigned text readings, online sectional atlas and case studies in application.

ASSESSMENT:  1) written examination (48% of grade), 2) narrative assessment in lab (32%) and 3) case study presentation (20%).

Program Number: 599
Location: UI Health
Course Directors: Ketan Shah, MD (Radiology), Michael Warso, MD (Surgery), Norm Lieska, PhD (Anatomy)
Telephone:  312-996-0235 (Radiology); 312-996-1774 (Surgery); 312-996-0091 (Anatomy);
E-Mails:Dr. Shah– Dr. Warso –  Dr. Lieska
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted:  3 sessions per year (Feb-Mar-Apr);  Min: 4  Max: 18 each session
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: 
12 hr. text readings, lab preparation & case study preparations (Weekly)
Outpatient: None
Inpatient: None
Total Hours/Week: 50.5 hrs. per week

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:  UICMC (University of Illinois Hospital and Health Services), 2481 UIH (Radiology dept.), 703 CMW (dissection lab) & 219 CMW (case studies)

KEY WORDS:  Surgical Pathway, medical imaging, cadaveric dissection, case studies

Updated: 2/23/17