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:
- identify normal anatomic structures and their spatial relationships as revealed by en face cadaver dissection
- recount and describe some key pathologies associated with particular organs or anatomic sites
- correlate normal spatial anatomy to its representation in the various medical imaging formats
- 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)
- differentiate the spectrum of normal anatomic variation from pathologies as presented in the various imaging modalities
- 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
- delineate the rationale for ordering a particular imaging methodology based on the patient’s clinical presentation
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org– Dr. Warso email@example.com – Dr. Lieska firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: 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)
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