Radiology Expo - Introducing Medical Students to a Career in Radiology

Second Annual Radiology Expo

Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Register here by October 31st, 2017

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What to Expect - Details from the Inaugural Expo

On Saturday November 5, 2016 the University of Chicago Department of Radiology’s Diversity Committee held its first annual Radiology Expo, with help from many departmental volunteers! The Expo was open to all medical students throughout the Midwest with any level of interest in radiology. Dr. Etta Pisano, a renowned radiologist and researcher from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was our keynote speaker. She presented on the professional climate for women in radiology.

The day featured break-out sessions on debunking myths and misconceptions in radiology, life in the reading room, and the future of radiology.

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There were also hands-on procedure stations including a fluoroscopic-guided lumbar puncture simulation using a Sawbone task-trainer and an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy simulation using a breast phantom.

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To evaluate the impact of the event upon the medical students in attendance, a Likert Scale survey regarding medical students’ perception of the practice of diagnostic radiology was implemented both before and after the Expo. There was a statistically significant difference in the pre- and post-Expo responses for all but one question. The write-up of the event was accepted to the American College of Radiology’s 2017 annual meeting and was highlighted as a high-impact project! The success of the Expo has been very motivating as we now prepare for our second annual Radiology Expo, to be held  on November 11, 2017!