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Diagnostic Radiology – AIMMC

Updated: 10/16/18

NOTE: This rotation is not offered during the month of July. 

Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkships in Medicine and Surgery.

Exposure of student to diagnostic imaging with focus on developing diagnostic skills and appropriate utilization of radiology service.

By the end of the rotation, the student will be able to:

  • describe the basics of each section of Radiology.
  • connect the anatomy they have learned with the images viewed by the Radiologist or resident.
  • discuss how the department functions, with the technologists, Residents and Radiologists.
  • perform reading assignments according to the cases the student has observed.
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate knowledge to others at the end of rotation presentation.

The student will be introduced to all aspects of diagnostic imaging. The student will be asked to make a short, formal presentation on some relevant subject at our weekly radiology grand rounds. The major portion of the clerkship will be devoted to image interpretation.


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  • Program Number

    ELEC 672

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director:  Parinda Shah, MD

    Coordinator:  Paul Engelhardt
    Telephone: 773-296-8260

  • Program Information

    Location: AIMMC

    Duration: 4 weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: No
    Students Accepted: Min. Varies Max. Varies (contact Coordinator for availability)
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: Yes

  • Reporting Instructions

    Please review this website prior to your first day. 

    Effective immediately, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Department of Medical Education will strictly enforce its policy that students submit required paperwork at least two weeks before the start of their rotation.

    This policy is available on our website. The policy states: “Once a rotation is scheduled or approved, the following forms and information must be received by the AIMMC, Medical Education Department a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the start date”. Information can be submitted via e-mail, fax, or postal service to the rotating location (See Site Specific Information). Students must follow-up with the Coordinator to ensure paperwork has been received and processed. Rotations will be cancelled if forms and information are not complete and approved a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to the start of the rotation.

    Students will receive an email from the Medical Education Office one week prior to the start of their rotation with

    Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions.