American College of Radiology - The 32,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. For more than three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.   

The mission of the ACR is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology, radiation oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for radiology and allied health professions and conducting research for the future of radiology.

Radiology Electives for 4th year Medical Students

We welcome you to our Radiology Department. We hope you will enjoy your stay with us. We have structured your 4-week rotation with many lectures, one on one teaching and time with our technologists. We hope to expose you to a very broad spectrum of “Radiology activities”.

For further information, please click here to download :
1) Welcome letter;
2) Senior Radiology Elective Learning Objectives:
3) Guide on How to write a Radiology Case report.

HOW TO SIGN UP for a Radiology Elective at Howard?
Please contact Desta Golden at 202-865 1572
and come to the radiology Chairman office to sign up
(first floor, Radiology, Hospital, Rm 1-R84) .
Make sure to also sign up with the Dean's Office for official records: contact Sherri N. Kum via e-mail.

AWAY Radiology Electives

We also accept students from other medical schools.
Please folow same process for applying. Make sure to also check with your Dean Of Student Affairs Office.
Publications generated by medical students during 4th year

Radiology Electives:

1. Leacock, K., Duerinckx, A., Davis, B. Porcelain Atrium: A Case Report with

Literature Review. Case Reports in Radiology. Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID

501396. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Case Reports in Radiology.

2. Cooper, M., Waldo, O., Davis, B., Duerinckx, AJ. Absent infrarenal IVC.

Radiology Case Reports (Online). Vol 6(3) 2011;6-535


Radiology Preceptorships for 1st year Medical Students

Click here to download Radiology Preceptorship Instructions.

Radiology Research Group

Regular meetings most every Tuesday at 5 PM in Radiology Conference room (first floor, Hospital, Radiology department).

Radiology Interest Group  

This very active group has a group e-mail for HUCM Radiology Interest Group at:, and can also be contacted via: Kenedy Foryoung, MS IV.

Radiology in First year Anatomy Course

Contact Professors James H. Baker and James S. Wilson in Anatomy.

Course in Cross Sectional Anatomy for Allied Health
(RASC 314 for Radiation Oncology Therapists) - given since 2012

Medical Student Chijindu Nworgu has been very involved in this project in 2011-2012.
A new group of students continues this project in 2012- 2013 (more to follow).

6  Course in Cross Sectional Anatomy for Allied Health
(RASC 314 for Radiation Oncology Therapists) - given since 2012

 You can download:
RASC 314 Course Syllabus and
2012 MidTerm Quiz Exam sheet

Student AWARDS - (Disclaimer: these awards vary annually based on available funding and gifts).

All senior students rotating through radiology can compete for one or more of the radiology awards listed below:

Dr. John W. Lawlah Award - For outstanding performance in Diagnostic Radiology ($250 and Certificate).
This award funded by the Radiology Department ($250 per award; up to 2 awards per year).

Dr. Charles H. Kelley Award - For outstanding performance during the seniorelective in Diagnostic Radiology ($200 and Certificate). This award is funded by the Kelley family ($200 per award; up to 2 awards per year).

The Duerinckx – Davis Award in Radiology Research and Education at Howard University College of Medicine- Awarded to the best Radiology Case Report submitted and accepted for publication by a Medical student.

Radiology Research awards to reward the best research contributiosn by medical students.More information about these awards can be obtained from Dr. Bonnie Davis, the Medical Student Radiology Rotation Program Director.

Help with downloading images for teaching conferences and presentations.

Pick up a handout on:
How to download images from the Radiology PACS for your Dr LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. Student  Presentationin our Radiology Office, or click here to download.

Access to DICOM Viewers to be able to view radiology Images on your personal computer. Two DICOM viewers are very popular: What are DICOM Viewers? Click here to read more.

For PC: ; compatible with 64 bit computers;    (… pick the FREE version V1.6) For Mac: OsiriX ( pick the FREE 32 bit version)

USEFULL RADIOLOGY EDUCATION WEB SITES ideal for medical students.   Web-based teaching files and didactic lectures. A few selected web sites are: