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Clinical Clerkships

Clinical clerkships in diagnostic radiology are 3 weeks in duration, and are available at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Hennepin County Medical Center, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. At each hospital, students will rotate through the different reading areas in the Radiology department, with exposure to all the subspecialties of radiology, including Interventional Radiology.  

Students will work closely with the residents and faculty, spending time in each of the department sections. Students will not only gain experience in basic film interpretation, but also guidance in choosing the most appropriate radiological examination for the patient.

The clinical clerkships are open to medical students who are interested in learning more about a career in radiology, as well as those who want to learn fundamentals of radiology while in pursuit of a another medical specialty.

Rad 7400 - Interventional Radiology, is a recently created 4-week rotation intended to give medical students a more in-depth exposure to one of the most exciting and innovative specialties in medicine.  Students will have a much greater exposure to the workup of patients prior to procedures and the informed consent process, and will get much more hands on experience in performing procedures.

In addition, there are externship opportunities available for junior and senior medical students from other institutions.  Please visit the Medical Education website for more information about away rotations.

Research Opportunities

There are plenty of opportunities for medical students to get involved in research in the Department of Radiology.  

A listing of radiologists interested in working with medical students can be found here.

We offer research electives for credit for up to 8 weeks.