IU School of Medicine



During the course of the elective, the student will be under supervision of board-certified staff. The course will include three weeks of diagnostic radiology (including magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasonography and computerized tomography) and one week of radiation therapy.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Jonathan T. Lee, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Methodist Hospital Regional Health Care System, Community Hospital, Porter Health (Various locations near Gary, IN)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Recognize roentgenograms of proper quality in order to differentiate pathology (PC3)
  • 2) Identify and recognize contrast materials for radiographic examinations (PC3)
  • 3) Recognize the need for special patient preparation for radiologic examination (PC3)
  • 4) Use the principles of radiology and correlate clinically with radiology findings (PC3)
  • 5) Participate in film reading discussing findings with radiologist (ISC5)
  • 6) Observe special procedures and demonstrate the indications for such procedures (PC5)
  • 7) Discuss types of nuclear medicine, diagnostic exams, and indications and results of such tests (PC3)
  • 8) Correlate findings of nuclear medicine studies with clinical findings; understand and discuss basic underlying principles of radiation therapy (PC3)
  • 9) Discuss methods of therapy via radiation and relate side effects and results associated with various treatments (MK4)
  • 10) Attend and participate in medical education conferences (P2)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The course director will assess the student's progress through oral presentations. A final global assessment will be completed at the end of the rotation using the assessment tools listed below).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status. Elective may be used only for elective credit.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical; 20% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators.  Contact Amy Han, PhD  (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525). 

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None