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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Radiology

Medical Education

Undergraduate Radiology Education

The faculty and residents of the department of radiology play an active role in medical student education at the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate throughout their four years of training. During their first year, we lead a series of lectures on normal radiologic anatomy and provide the with an online interactive digital imaging atlas. During their second year, we advance to faculty-led small group sessions in a case-based learning format which goes over common radiologic diseases. Early in their third year, during the Transitional Clerkship, we lead a session discussing the indications for various imaging modalities, emphasizing the strengths and limitations of each modality. Third and fourth year students are encouraged to enroll in our four week, full-time introductory elective in Diagnostic Radiology (course # RADI 4550), which is offered six to seven times each academic year. Approximately 80% - 85% of the students take it before graduating. We also offer another elective, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (course # RADI 4552), which is tailored to individual student interests.

Radiology faculty also act as advisors for students applying to radiology, meeting with them as a group and individually to help them through the application and interview process for residency.

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Continuing Medical Education

The mission of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) is to provide and support a comprehensive continuing medical education (CME) program that meets the needs of those involved in teaching, medical research, and the delivery of health care.

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