Diagnostic Radiology Survey Elective

This elective provides a survey in basic X-ray interpretation and exposure to use of radiology in subspecialty medicine.

Baylor Scott & White Health offers a two-week and four-week elective in diagnostic radiology to fourth-year medical students pursuing residencies other than radiology. Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, serves as a clinical training and research campus for Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) College of Medicine.

This survey is open to fourth year Texas A&M University College of Medicine students only.

We accept three students per rotation.


We offer this as a two-week or four-week elective.

Mornings are spent in the reading room and conferences. Afternoons are spent on textbook self-study and online cases.

Students complete an entire textbook on the basic practicals needed for internship regarding chest X-rays, abdomen X-rays and some neuro/MSK imaging.

Students review 15 CORE online basic medical student-level cases with associated multiple discussion items. They also review 30 advanced radiologic diagnosis per month in the subspecialties of their choosing, which include imaging, pathophysiology and management with online ACR Case in Point.

We require students to prepare a three to five minute presentation on two recently published ACR Cases in Point cases at resident noon conference per month.

Attendings meet with the students per month with an attending to discuss reading. Students also have a resident contact with whom they can ask questions throughout the rotation about reading assignments and presentations.

Course Director

How to Apply

We use the AAMC Visting Student Application Service (VSAS) to electronically accept applications, preferred electives and dates.

Please note: We only accept Texas A&M University College of Medicine students.

Applications are accepted beginning May 1. 

Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not offer or schedule an elective until the VSAS application is complete and all required additional documents are received. 

For additional information about VSAS at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, please contact Irene Franklin at 214.820.3675 or Irene.Franklin@BSWHealth.org.


Students must be in good standing with their home school and must have completed all third-year course requirements and be eligible to start their fourth year at their respective medical schools by the time they begin their externship.

Contact Us

Mia Raymond
Phone: 214.820.3387

Diagnostic Radiology Electives
Undergraduate Medical Education
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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