Medical Student Electives
Introduction to Nuclear Medicine
OBJECTIVE: A rotation designed to
provide medical teaching in the basic physics of nuclear medicine, basic nuclear
pharmacy and interpretation and performance of various types of nuclear medicine
OFFERED: September - November & January - June
The elective begins on the 1st weekday of the month and will end on the last
weekday of the month.
STUDENTS: Offered to 3rd and 4th Year Medical Students.
Maximum of 2 students per month
DESCRIPTION: This rotation includes learning of the basic
physics of nuclear medicine, basic nuclear pharmacy, the choice of imaging and
techniques for various types of examination and interpretation of the various
types of nuclear medicine examinations. The students will observe the work in
the nuclear medicine laboratory and in the nuclear medicine imaging area.
Students will participate in all read-out sessions. The students will be
expected to read books and materials suggested for this rotation.
REQUIREMENTS: Weekday attendance, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Attendance at daily radiology conferences and resident lectures, and the
student will prepare two teaching file cases to be presented to staff at the
conclusion of the elective.