All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

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Diagnostic Radiology

Course Description

The radiology rotation will give students the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily operation of a large community hospital-based radiology practice.

  • Gain increased familiarity with established diagnostic imaging pathways and protocols.
  • Observe and participate in the daily operation of a large community hospital-based Radiology Department and Residency Program.
  • Learn basic interpretation skills in various imaging modalities.
  • Become more familiar with diagnostic radiology procedures.
  • Establish and reinforce strong cooperative working relationships between primary care physicians and radiology imaging consultants.

Expectations and Responsibilities

  • Be present at the assigned area by 8 a.m.
  • Attend the noon conference.
  • The following the student must complete:
    • Record dates of conferences attended.
    • List of attendings/residents who worked with the student. The student is expected to keep track of which radiologists and radiology residents he or she spent time with during the rotation. This list will be used to in obtaining evaluations in order to send in an aggregate evaluation to the school.
    • Evaluation of the rotation.
    • Radiology Scavenger Hunt Checklist.
    • Presentation: 10 minute presentation on the last day of rotation. More details in rotation packet.

Unique Attributes

  • Lectures.
  • Conferences.
  • Access to the Shaw Library:
    • Large departmental library including large selection of radiology textbooks. (Books must remain in the library.)
    • Computer assisted educational materials with interactive DVDs and CD-ROMs. (All media must remain in the library.)

Block Dates

Block 1 7/1/19-7/28/19
Block 2 7/29-19-8/25/19
Block 3 8/26/19-9/22/19
Block 4 9/23/19-10/20/19
Block 5 10/21/19-11/17/19
Block 6 11/18/19-12/15/19
Block 7 12/16/19-1/12/20
Block 8 1/13/20-2/9/20
Block 9 2/10/19-3/8/20
Block 10 3/9/20-4/5/20
Block 11 4/6/20-5/3/20
Block 12 5/4/20-5/31/20
Block 13 6/1/20-6/30/20
Note: Dates may change yearly, according to the resident’s academic year.


4 weeks

Offered to

3rd and 4th year

Available Spots

4 spots per block

Application or Eligibility Requirements

Application, Arrangement


  • Rotation Dates
  • Rotation dates are flexible but require approval from the director via the coordinator.
  • Requests must be submitted and approved eight weeks prior to starting the rotation unless approved by academic affairs.
  • Any change made to the approved dates must be given six weeks prior.
  • Vacation/Interview/Personal Time Policy:
  • 4 days leave per 4 week Radiology Elective.
  • Time off must be approve by their dean prior to rotation.
  • You must notify the program coordinator in advance if you are planning a leave during your rotation.
  • Deadline for this notification is one month in advance.


Inpatient and Outpatient

Location and Facilities

Christiana Hospital


8-4:30, M-F

Parking and Transportation

Carpool, public transportation, a car is recommend/required for this rotation.

Dress Code

  • Professional attire is required in clinical and patient care settings.
  • White coats should be worn, and students must always have their school ID and ChristianaCare ID visible.
  • Scrubs will be provided.

Clerkship Directors

Sara Gavenonis, MD

Clerkship Coordinator

Brittany Martin