Program Coordinator: Jacobo Kirsch, MD

Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1
Time: Full time


Completion of third year of medical school and core clerkship in medicine or surgery.


To provide students with broad experience in basic clinical diagnostic radiology. Students acquire knowledge of the appropriate radiographic procedures indicated for specific clinical settings; the interpretation of basic radiographic studies, including chest radiographs, abdominal series and musculoskeletal plain films, as well as basic IVPs and fluoroscopic studies; the formulation of appropriate differential diagnosis; and the basics of subspecialty modalities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography.


Students rotate through both the outpatient clinic and hospital radiology departments and attend general radiology reading sessions with staff members. Students follow selected patients through comprehensive diagnostic workups for full evaluation of pathologic processes, including subspecialty studies in CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and special procedures. Students are expected to attend neuroradiology and gastroenterology/radiology conferences and are encouraged to attend other scheduled Cleveland Clinic conferences.

Students are required to present an interesting case weekly with a short write-up. No oral or written examination is given.


Evaluations are performed by the staff members to whom the student is assigned. A report is sent to deans and phase coordinators upon request.