Radiology is a rapidly evolving field and integral component within nearly every field of medicine. To better prepare medical students for their future careers independent of their specialty interests, the Radiology Scholars Certificate Program (RSCP) was designed as an experiential learning module to augment the preclinical medical school curriculum at the Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSOM). RSCP promotes and recognizes achievement in fundamental radiology concepts while (1) enhancing students’ proficiency when interpreting medical imaging, and (2) increasing student competitiveness for the residency Match.
- Enhance student preparation for National Medical Board Examinations, curriculum examinations, and clinical clerkships.
- Improve student familiarity, proficiency, and confidence when interpreting and ordering radiological studies.
- Increase representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the practice of radiology.
- Distinguish students’ achievements and skills in radiology to program directors to increase competitiveness during the residency Match.