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

Open to Visitors

This is the core radiology clerkship designed for students going into any medical subspecialty, including radiology. The four-week course has traditionally been lecture-based and provides a framework for understanding the role of various medical imaging modalities in diagnosis and management of a broad range of medical disorders. Emphasis is placed on learning the benefits and drawbacks of radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine studies, and basic interventional techniques for application to clinical practice. Core concepts that apply across medical subspecialties, including radiation exposure, the utilization (and risks) of radiographic contrast agents, and effective ordering of imaging studies are covered. Students are taught by radiology faculty, fellows, and residents including sessions focused on essential topics in chest, abdominal, neurological, and musculoskeletal imaging. Sessions on pediatric imaging, breast imaging and obstetric ultrasound are also included. Students will be increasingly involved in patient management by becoming actively engaged in radiology reading rooms. Students will have the opportunity to take on the role of a junior resident by preliminarily interpreting and dictating basic radiology studies in selected radiology sections (e.g. chest, abdominal, musculoskeletal, etc.). Two quizzes are administered during the course and must be passed for credit. No credit will be given if student has more than 2 unapproved absences from scheduled sessions. This clerkship is limited to Stanford students only. A basic radiology textbook, online radiology texts and other web basedmaterials will be made available to all participants.

  • Prerequisites: Medicine 300A, Pediatrics 300A, or Surgery 300A strongly advised
  • Periods Available: 4, 5, 8, and 9, full-time for four weeks. 22 students per period
  • Reporting Instructions: Where: Varies; Lucas, Hospital, Grant, VA; Time: Check Canvas
  • Units: 6   Drop Code: T   Call Code: 2, optional Shadow Call with Radiology Resident
  • Director: Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Coordinator: Sergio Sousa (

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: Benjamin Franc, M.D.
  • Coordinator:  Ann Vo (

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: Christopher Beaulieu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Coordinator: Sergio Sousa (