Objectives and Syllabus

July 2017 - Donna Magid, M.D., M.Ed.

GOAL: To introduce the principles of intelligent and effective use of Diagnostic Imaging to future clinicians in every specialty, to allow exploration of Radiology as a career choice, and to arm the future clinician with the tools to consult with Imaging and to function safely and productively in emergent or routine clinical scenarios. Introduction of the comprehensive and systemic search approach, checklists and sequential analysis (‘Describe first diagnose second’), common pitfalls and pearls, to provide a platform for handling increasingly complex clinical scenarios and unknowns.

Emphasis on communication between clinicians and Imaging, American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria (ACR AC) as a high-value-care (HVC) resource, cost/benefit ratios, Six Competencies, precise and concise medical English usage, accessing the Vertical Advisory, awareness of medical-legal consequences, sensitivity to patient perceptions, and clinical and conference survival skills.


PowerPoint: Visual Pearls and Pitfalls for Pros

Donna Magid M.D., M.Ed.

Gen Y is superb with computers and as a result, ironically, students may get too engaged in the endless bag of highly entertaining tricks on tap when designing a professional PowerPoint presentation. Unlike a e-card, awesome Website, Facebook page, or digital slide show of your last vacation, undue creativity can interfere with effective medical visual communication. You all sat through two years of Basic Science (not to mention college)—you are, at least subconsciously, already highly aware of when a slide is well composed and clearly presented, vs. poorly designed, too small, too bright, too hard to read or too crowded to ingest.