Our section is at the cross-road of most clinical sections of the veterinary school so you will spend a significant amount of time in radiology when taking care of your patients. The radiology education is spread over the four years of veterinary school and encompasses a series of lectures, labs, and teaching rounds along with participation to the radiology clinic. Radiology is a great field and a great specialty!!! If you are interested in a career in radiology, we will be happy to provide you with advice and guide you through the process.
I have known many people from all walks of life, and many veterinarians in many fields, a lot of whom lament the monotony of their careers/situations and are unhappy with their lot, in big ways and in small-- but I can safely say, I have never met an unhappy Radiologist.” Hadley Bagshaw,VMD, Radiology resident class of 2010.
- First Year Q4: VMED603 – Introduction to radiology (12 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab)
- Second Year Q3: VMED611 – Cardiac Radiology (2 hrs)
- Second Year Q3: VSUR603 – Orthopedic radiology (2 hrs lecture and 2 hrs lab)
- Second Year Q4: VMED611 – Diagnostic imaging of nasal diseases (1 hr) and thoracic diseases (3 hrs)
- Third Year Q1: VMED612 – Endocrine imaging (1 hr)
- Third Year Q1: VMED612 – Introduction to abdominal imaging and uro-genital Imaging (2 hrs)
- Third Year Q2: VMED613 – Principles of Gastrointestinal imaging, including Liver, Pancreas and gastrointestinal tract (4 hrs)
- Fourth Year All Quarters: VCSP814 – Clinical rotations through radiology, 2 weeks long, including 2-3 hrs rounds every morning on film reading and interpretation (thorax, abdomen, skeleton) with an instructor, one hands-on ultrasound lab, and all day participation to the activities of the radiology section with focus on radiographic technique and interpretation. Information on this clinical rotation is available on the course material web site at https://learn.vet.upenn.edu/mod/wiki/view.php?id=2410&page=Radiology . For any information about this clinical rotation, please contact Dr Jeffrey Wortman, director of this course at email@example.com.
The atmosphere is positive, and often laced with humor, but always charged with a professional efficiency in handling the clinical caseload while educating the students and residents. Every day at Penn makes me want to be a better clinician and reminds me why I chose to pursue Radiology. Hadley Bagshaw,VMD, Radiology resident class of 2010.
- Self-teaching radiographs: Numerous radiographs are available in the student teaching room in the section of radiology, with cases of thoracic, abdominal and skeletal diseases. These files are self explanatory with a short history on the front and a detailed description of the radiographic findings and conclusions on the back on the envelope.
- On-line resources: We are continuously building an on-line student teaching file which can be accessed from any computer within the veterinary school through our PACS system at http://pacs.vet.upenn.edu/. You will need to log in to access this server and will find the teaching files organized in a specific folder in the public folders list. If you cannot log in from within the school, please contact Mathew Varghese at firstname.lastname@example.org.