Medical Student Clerkships


The Department of Radiology is committed to the educational experience of medical students. We believe that radiology spans across all medical fields of study and adds depth to any specialty. We attempt to broaden our students' knowledge in order to mold superior physicians of the future.

Third and fourth year medical students are provided a myriad of opportunities when it comes to radiology. We offer a clinical radiology clerkship, individual studies, away and international rotations and a pediatric radiology rotation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We have also established an interventional radiology (IR) clerkship rotation as well.

Clinical Radiology Clerkship

Our Clinical Radiology Clerkship is designed around the department as a whole. During a four week rotation, students will have the ability to see radiology through the eyes of a specialist, while working with residents and faculty. The sections of focus include muskoloskeletal, neuroradiology, abdominal, chest, interventional, ultrasound and nuclear medicine. Medical students will have the chance to view the daily activities in the reading rooms in addition to patient care areas. Along with rotations, our students receive daily didactic lectures and case presentations from both residents and faculty. Students further advance their radiology education by producing a teaching file case and presenting it to the faculty, residents and other students on rotation. 

Individual Studies

For those students who wish to have more one-on-one experience, we offer an individual studies rotation. Once matched with a preceptor, students can focus their education on a specialized section. Students may also choose to work on one of the many research projects within the department.

Interventional Radiology

The interventional radiology rotation is one that is clinically based and focused on patient care and teamwork. Participation is a must in the daily procedures, workup of consults, pre and post procedural patient care and inpatient rounding when appropriate. Experience consists of five full days in the interventional radiology lab during the week.

Away and International Rotations

Ohio State University College of Medicine students who wish to further explore the field of radiology are encouraged to visit other universities. This is set up on an individual basis and curriculum requirements depend on the individual institution. Institutions both within the United States and worldwide are considered.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, in conjunction with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, offers a rotation for students interested in pediatric radiology. This four week rotation exposes students to a variety of departmental sections while maintaining a focus on children and young adults.

Visiting medical students

The Department of Radiology welcomes visiting students. For more detailed information, please visit The Ohio State University College of Medicine visiting students website.

Allopathic students (United States)
The Ohio State University accepts applications via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Please visit the VSAS website for more information regarding application requirements, catalog search and contact information.

Osteopathic students (United States)
The Ohio State University accepts applications via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Please visit the VSAS website for more information regarding application requirements, catalog search and contact information.

International students
All inquiries are referred to the Global Health Office. For more information about visiting rotations, please contact:

Laura Volk
Laura.Volk@osumc.edu
614-292-1494

1190C Graves Hall
333 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH  43210

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