Medical Students and RAD-AID International

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Tufts medical student, Bianca Nguyen, serving in India to study imaging and global health strategies for cancer screening

RAD-AID offers programs for medical students (apply now) who seek research, public health and clinical experience in poor and resource-limited countries of the developing world. Medical students can serve on RAD-AID teams and receive structured education on how to analyze radiology resources in developing countries and learn methods for improving access to diagnostic imaging technologies. For those interested in radiology, primary care or public health, medical students in RAD-AID are given tools to study clinical workflows, referral patterns, strategies for setting up screening programs, as well as how to implement and analyze medical devices and digital imaging technologies. 

Some examples include a University of North Carolina medical student doing RAD-AID projects in Geneva with WHO, Haiti and India. Another medical student from Tufts performed an analysis of breast cancer screening compliance with RAD-AID in India. RAD-AID gave one medical student the opportunity to work in Uganda on ultrasound outreach. Two medical students from George Washington University studied pediatric radiology and cancer imaging in Bhutan in collaboration with RAD-AID.  

RAD-AID recently announced a partnership with the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in NY to offer the Global Health Radiology elective course, in which RAD-AID structured experience and training are synchronized and integrated with lecture and case-based instruction from Columbia faculty with a RAD-AID-supervised project abroad. This will be an accredited course that medical students can use toward graduation.

If you are interested in these opportunities as a medical student, and you are from an accredited medical school in the US, UK or Canada, we invite you to apply now and please register below for email alerts so that you can hear about upcoming global health opportunities in RAD-AID.

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