RAD 301A. Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Clerkship (S1)

Closed to Visitors

Designed to familiarize students with the interpretation of medical images and nuclear medicine studies. The clerkship consists of four weeks of combination seminar and lecture sessions of approximately 3-5 hours per day, with special emphasis on methods used in interpreting chest radiographs, cardiac series, abdominal films, bone films and routine nuclear medicine investigations. Introductory sessions concerning ultrasound, CT and MRI examinations, and mammography are also included. In the mornings, students become acquainted with the workings of a radiology department, observe the performance of a variety of diagnostic procedures, and gain some understanding of these procedures from the standpoint of the patient. Some time is devoted to individual study of teaching film files. Emphasis of the clerkship is on correlating radiographic or nuclear medicine findings and clinical data in order to arrive at differential diagnoses. Indications for various examinations and radiographic and clinical methods of further exploration of suspected abnormalities are stressed. A comprehensive final examination must be passed. Students who plan to be absent for more than two days should not elect this clerkship for that period. Students must be present on last day of clerkship for final exam. No credit will be given if student has more than 2 absences from scheduled sessions other than for illness. This clerkship is limited to Stanford students only.

  • Prerequisites: Medicine 300A, Pediatrics 300A, or Surgery 300A strongly advised
  • Periods Available: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, full-time for four weeks. 12 students (minimum of 8) per period
  • Reporting Instructions: Where: S056 (instructions in student mailbox); Time: Check schedule
  • Units: 6   Drop Code: T   Call Code: 0
  • Director: Robert Mindelzun
  • Coordinator: Grayling Thompson (
  • 301A Lecture Schedule: Thursdays, October - May, 10:00am – 12:00pm Location: S-084

RAD 302A. Nuclear Medicine Clerkship

Open to Visitors

Acquaints students with the basic principles of nuclear medicine, the instrumentation used, the gamut of procedures available, and the judgments used to select specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and interpret results. The experience should be especially helpful for students planning a career in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, cardiology, or oncology. The student experience includes instruction in radiologic physics, instrumentation, responsibility for selected isotopic procedures, daily teaching rounds for review of all cases studies, and special conferences.

  • Prereq: Medicine 300A
  • Periods Available: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period
  • Reporting Instructions: Where: C21, Nuclear Medicine Clinic; Time: 8:30 am
  • Units: 6   Drop Code: T   Call Code: 0
  • Director: Andrei Iagaru, MD
  • Coordinator: Sofia Gonzales (650-724-9139), Room H2200

Visiting medical students: please contact Sofia Gonzales prior to submitting an application to Office of Student Affairs. Department approval is required.

RAD 398A. Clinical Elective in Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Closed to Visitors

Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in Diagnostic Radiology or Nuclear Medicine, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department. The student must make individual arrangements with a faculty member in Diagnostic Radiology or Nuclear Medicine. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Student Affairs at or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor's name and email address to add this clerkship.

  • Prerequisites: None for Diagnostic Radiology; Medicine 300A for Nuclear Medicine. Consent of the designated faculty preceptor and approval by Advisor
  • Periods Available: 1-12
  • Reporting Instructions: Where: TBA (designated faculty preceptor); Time: TBA
  • Units: 1 to 12   Drop Code: T   Call Code: 2 (varies with preceptor)
  • Director: Robert Mindelzun
  • Coordinator: Grayling Thompson (