Medical Student Education in Radiology

The medical student education program goal is to provide a basic understanding of radiology and the diverse imaging modalities and their usage and application under various clinical conditions.

Program highlights

First and second-year Students:

Demonstrations of radiograph and ultrasound plus interactive case-based lectures on topics pertinent to radiology;

Third Year Students:

Faculty mentoring and guidance provided to medical students in the selection of medical specialty;

Fourth Year Students:

Two didactics courses provided to 4th-year students (in the spring) who will be interns the following year. Electives available for MS4 are a one-month diagnostic radiology elective or a pediatric radiology elective. Elective courses offer rotations through clinical specialty areas, online reading, and imaging education.

Additional program opportunities:

Radiology Interest Group (RIG) – open to MS 1-4: The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) for medical students was formulated in conjunction with the medical student division. The RIG is an official UT Health San Antonio student group that welcomes all medical students who have an interest in Radiology. Meetings are held monthly and provide educational opportunities for interactive discussions between medical students and radiology residents and faculty. Invited speakers lecture on topics that are relative to the professional growth and education of future radiologists and medical physicians.

Shadowing in the Department (MS 1-4): The Department of Radiology welcomes medical students who would like to shadow within the Department for a few hours during the day.

Radiology research opportunity (MS 1-4): Research opportunities are available for interested students and may be taken as an elective in the summer or at any time during the four years. The research may be clinical or lab-related and is conducted at University Hospital or at the Research Imaging Institute.


Bianca Acosta

Academic Programs Coordinator
P: 210-567-5600
F: 210-567-5541