Mailing Address:

MSC10 5530
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Address:
UNM Hospital

Ms. Hollie Medina, BA, C-TAGME
Medical Education Program Specialist
Phone: 505-272-0932
Fax: 505-272-5821

Musculoskeletal Radiology Student Clerkship

Musculoskeletal Radiology
Course #: CLNS 887
Credit: Elective: Clinical
Duration: 4 weeks
Students per Rotation: 1 student per rotation
Contact: Jesse Hernandez, 505-272-2119,
Faculty Evaluator(s): Steven Tandberg, MD
Prerequisite(s): available only to 4th year medical students

Goals and Unique Aspects
The clerkship will include in-depth exposure to Musculoskeletal (MSK) Radiology, including sports imaging, orthopedic oncology and MSK trauma.  The rotation also provides the opportunity to perform minor procedures including joint injection and aspirations as well as minor spine procedures.  The student will be present in the MSK reading room Monday-Friday from 8 AM-4:00 PM and will be expected to attend Radiology Noon Conference on a daily basis.  The student will participate in a project during the rotation in preparing 1 case conference.


•Exposure through current clinical material of all major areas of Musculoskeletal Radiology,
•Introduction to associate procedures.
•Assist with the creation of 1 case conference during rotation.

The student will be supervised by the MSK Chief as well as MSK Faculty and residents.  They will attend the daily MSK film reading, weekly sports conference and the weekly tumor board.  The students will be supervised in the interpretation and dictation of MSK plain films, CT, and MRI as well as supervision of performance of minor procedures.

Supervision and Teaching
Amount and Type: Daily supervision by faculty radiologists.
Didactic Content: Daily musculoskeletal film reading. Daily radiology conference.

The students will be assessed at the completion of the rotation by Dr. Gary Mlady, Chief, Musculoskeletal Radiology.  For a grade of Outstanding, student must actively participate in breadth of MSK Radiology, clinical work and case conference.

Additional Information
This rotation is not offered during the December block (block 9).  A prior rotation in Diagnostic Radiology is preferred but not required.