Medical Student Education
See why so many applicants choose Montefiore-Einstein
Montefiore, the University Hospital of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offers a variety of educational opportunities for medical students. All Einstein students undertake a two-week Radiology clerkship in the third year—many select Montefiore for this experience.
The Department of Radiology offers a number of elective rotations for fourth-year students pursuing more advanced training in a wide variety of subspecialties. Research opportunities are readily available.
Interested in Medical Student Education at Montefiore?
For information on more concentrated research in radiology offered through the Einstein summer research program, email the Office of Medical Student Research or call 718-430-2087.
Medical Student Third-Year Radiology Clerkship and Subinternships
The Radiology Clerkship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a two-week core requirement for all third-year medical students. Our faculty stress basic interpretation of common studies such as chest radiographs and also the most appropriate imaging exam for a given clinical condition. Our students gain exposure to the fundamentals of radiology and:
- Rotate in the various subspecialties, including chest/cardiovascular radiology, cross-sectional body imaging, musculoskeletal radiology, ultrasonography, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, mammography, pediatric radiology, emergency radiology and nuclear medicine.
- Participate in dedicated lectures/case conferences with preceptors, as well as attend radiology resident conferences.
- Observe procedures such as fluoroscopic studies and percutaneous biopsies to see firsthand what their patients experience.
Students are provided with a radiology syllabus on the Einstein website, which describes the daily workings of the rotation, clerkship objectives and evaluation criteria. In addition, the syllabus includes guidelines for choosing the appropriate imaging modality. Evaluation and grading are based on attendance and participation, as well as a 10- to 15-minute oral PowerPoint presentation.
Objectives of Clerkship
Students who participate in the core clerkship will learn now to:
- Interpret chest X-rays.
- Identify the most appropriate imaging exam for a given clinical condition, and when in doubt, locate evidence-based resources to find this information (ACR Appropriateness Criteria).
- Discuss radiation safety and ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
- Demonstrate presentation skills for effective communication of radiologic findings of disease processes.
Advanced Clerkships and Subinternships
We invite you to get details on advanced clerkships and subinternships and research opportunities at Montefiore and contact our Radiology Clerkship Director with any questions you may have about joining our team.
Marjorie Stein, MD
Radiology Clerkship Director