IU School of Medicine



The primary objective is for the student to gain in-depth, hands-on exposure to the specialty of interventional radiology, including procedure experience, inpatient consultations and outpatient clinic visits in a comprehensive, community interventional radiology practice. There will be daily exposure to and participation in a variety of image-guided procedures. The student will also attend multi-disciplinary angiography, nephrology, and tumor board conferences. The elective is flexible and can be tailored to meet the individual student's objectives. There will be one-on-one interaction with faculty throughout the elective (no residents or fellows). Monday through Friday 8am- 5pm at practice locations: IU Health Arnett Hospital at 5165 McCarty Lane, Lafayette, IN Interventional Radiology/Vein Clinic at 2600 Greenbush Ave., Lafayette, IN. Monthly conferences are held at IU Health Arnett Hospital 7am- 8am.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Donna Fulkerson (drf@purdue.edu)

Director: Erika Ugianskis, M.D.

Campus: West Lafayette

Location: IU Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the presentation, etiology, management and follow-up of several common conditions encountered in interventional radiology (e.g., peripheral vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, renal failure, various cancers, vertebral compression fractures, uterine fibroids, and varicose veins) (MK2)
  • 2) Perform basic interventional radiology procedures under direct supervision using fundamental image-guided principles (PC5)
  • 3) Provide appropriate perioperative care of the interventional radiology patient under direct supervision (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Observation and Discussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-45

Time Distribution: 100 % Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Donna Fulkerson (drf@purdue.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Contact Donna Fulkerson 765-496-7973 or drf@purdue.edu 8 weeks prior to enrollment

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: The students attend multi-disciplinary angiography, nephrology and tumor board conferences.

Service Learning Included: None