Advanced Diagnostic Radiology Clerkship (Non-USC students)

This is a four-week clerkship intended for fourth year non-USC medical students with an interest in diagnostic or interventional radiology. It is expected that the student will have completed a radiology clerkship prior to this rotation. The focus of this rotation will be to provide an in depth experience of sub specialty radiology rather than a comprehensive introduction to radiology. Students will elect to take one four-week course or two two-week courses in the radiology sub specialty(ies) of their choice.

Subspecialties available for rotation include: body imaging, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology and interventional radiology. Note that at our institution, all sub specialties perform interventional procedures, while interventional radiology focuses on angiographic and fluoroscopically guided procedures, including emergency trauma at our high volume level I trauma center.

Students will work closely with residents, fellows and faculty and are encouraged to attend educational and clinical conferences. Students will rotate through our practice sites at the Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (KMC), USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Los Angeles General Medical Center.


Students will be evaluated based on interactions with faculty, fellows, and residents during day-to-day case “read out,” and demonstration of interest and learning in the field. They will also be evaluated on the quality of an educational conference to be given to the other rotating students and supervising faculty at the end of the rotation.

Course Objectives

  1. Increase knowledge base and understanding of a focused area within medicine with emphasis on diagnosis and radiologic management of disease.
  2. Begin to learn about advanced imaging and interventional techniques.
  3. Learn about advances and upcoming trends in the field of radiology.
  4. Gain a sense of the day-to-day practice of academic radiology at USC.


For inquiries, please contact:

Course Coordinator
Lucinda Arroyo
(323) 409-7677
Course Director
Priya Rajagopalan