Medical Student Programs


The UCLA Department of Radiology is committed to the teaching and training of medical students and to increasing awareness among medical students and post-graduate students of the specialties of diagnostic and interventional radiology and biomedical science. We strive to improve the medical student to resident to fellowship pathway and train the next generation of radiologists and biomedical scientists. Equity, diversity and inclusion are an integral part of our academic mission.

UCLA students may participate in rotations at Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Santa Monica Hospital, the West Los Angeles VA Hospital, the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the Olive View Medical Center. For more information, please see below.

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Students

Visiting US and Canadian Students

Visiting International Medical Students

Diagnostic Radiology Electives for UCLA 4th Year Medical Students:

  • Advanced Elective in Radiology (RA250.08)
  • Abdominal Imaging CSIR (RA280.01)
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology (RA280.02)
  • Pediatric Radiology (PE280.01)
  • Ultrasound (RA280.03)

Interventional Radiology Electives for UCLA 4th Year Medical Students:

  • Interventional Radiology (RA212.02)
  • Interventional Radiology Research (RA112.01)
  • Interventional Neuroradiology (RA262.02)


Medical Student Research Preceptorship:

The Medical Student Research Preceptorship provides research opportunities for DGSOM and visiting medical students in the Department of Radiology. The goal of the research preceptorship is to foster clinical and research experiences and to create opportunities for a diverse cohort of students to participate in the research preceptorship by providing departmental funding/stipends. The program will be administered through the Education Office with the Director for Medical Student Education in Radiology serving as the institutional contact.

Visiting Student Scholarship Program

The UCLA Radiology Visiting Student Scholarship Program offers financial support for senior medical students on UCLA Radiology Clerkship Rotations who demonstrate an interest in fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in healthcare professions, and in advancing efforts to reduce healthcare inequities.