Medical Student Education

Medical Student Education

The faculty of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences is actively and enthusiastically involved in the teaching of medical students throughout their four years at Vanderbilt. The pivotal and expanding role of Radiology in patient diagnosis and treatment is reflected in the newly revised medical school curriculum, Curriculum 2.0. The variety of available radiology courses has been expanded and students can now take formal radiology classes as early as their second year of medical school.  


Information and guidelines for applying to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Courses & Curriculum

Radiology courses and curriculum offered to second-, third- and fourth-year medical students

Research Opportunities

Basic science, translational and clinical research related to radiology and medical imaging for medical students  

Visiting Medical Students

Information, eligibility requirements and application processes for visiting medical students

Director - Medical Student Education

Melissa Hilmes

Melissa Hilmes, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Medical Student Education