Rotation Chair

David Barank, M.D.

Medical Student Rotation

Welcome to Diagnostic Radiology’s educational program for Medical Students at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Harbor UCLA Department of Radiological Sciences strongly emphasis education and mentoring at every level of training. This site is designed to arm you with the basics about your radiology elective and to help you plan your rotation to maximize your goals. Our goal is that by the end of this rotation you will know how to utilize radiological resources for maximum patient benefit.

Below you will find a list of study areas available to you during this elective.

We offer two radiology electives:

RA-RA250.03 – Radiology Overview

RA-RA250.07: Radiology in Practice.

Both are either 3 or 4 weeks long.

A typical day will include a number of any of the followings:

  • Reading session.
  • Procedures
  • Conferences
  • Teaching files
  • Lectures

In any of the available subspecialties such as:

  • Interventional radiology
  • Neuro-interventional radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Ultrasound
  • CT
  • Body imaging
  • MRI
  • Breast imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Pediatrics imaging
  • Radiographs reading
  • GI/GU radiology and fluoroscopy
  • Chest imaging

During the first week you are required to cover the self-learning module listed below.

Week 1 self-learning module: (suggested schedule)

Monday:       Introduction to Radiology. (90 minutes)

Tuesday:      Understanding contrast. (60 minutes)

Wednesday: The importance of clinical information. (20 minutes)

Thursday:    Choosing the right exam (10-15 minutes)


A note to medical students regarding Radiology Elective at Harbor UCLA

As radiology and molecular imaging gain increasing role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, we at   Harbor UCLA department of radiology recognize the importance of this elective to all future interns, residents and practitioners. As a results we implemented a policy of accepting all applicants to capacity. Therefore we ask that if you signed in for an elective and find out that you are unable to complete the elective please let our student coordinator know ASAP so we can assign your spot to another student.

US students:  are required to register through the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

International students:  need to contact the visiting student coordinator at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM).

UCLA is using VSAS, the Visiting students Application Service to accept visiting students.

If you need our evaluation and a score please provide the necessary forms, email or website.

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For Questions and inquires please contact our Medical Student Coordinator:

Margaret Hardy

Student Coordinator

Harbor UCLA Department of Radiology

1000 West Carson ST

Torrance CA 90505