Diagnostic radiology, though not routinely scheduled as a formal rotation for Internal Medicine residents in the University of Kansas Medical Center, may be a valuable addition to training. Depending on the resident's goals (i.e. Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship training) improved proficiency in reading roentograms may be especially beneficial.
A resident may choose to set up an elective in diagnostic radiology as one of his or her allotted elective rotations at either KU Medical Center or the Kansas City VA Medical Center. At KU, residents are required to submit an application to the KU Department of Radiology in addition to our standard Elective Rotation Application.
If a resident is unable to be accommodated at KU (i.e. elective in the first few months of the academic year; unavailable spots in the requested time frame, etc.), a Diagnostic Radiology elective may also be set up at the Kansas City VA Medical Center. Please contact the chief residents at least three months prior to your scheduled elective time to arrange.
Recommended reading for the Radiology Elective includes the text: Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology (by Lawrence Goodman, MD) Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences Pub. Date: December 2006 ISBN-13: 9781416029236. This is available for checkout in the KU chief resident office.