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August 28, 1937

EXPERIENCES IN TEACHING RADIOLOGY TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1937;109(9):634-637. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350002002
Abstract

The teaching of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine could readily be entitled "Physical Diagnosis," "Anatomy," "Physiology" or any of the major specialties in which radiologic methods are employed in teaching. We feel that one of the chief functions of the medical school is training the student to become a good doctor and not a specialist. We have therefore emphasized radiologic methods of teaching wherever they will assist in giving the student a better understanding of his problem.

FIRST YEAR 

Anatomy.—  The class is divided into groups of eight students. Each of these groups receives three fluoroscopic demonstrations, a single demonstration lasting from thirty to forty-five minutes.The first of these fluoroscopic examinations deals chiefly with the movements of the thorax and diaphragm, associated with respiration, and the heart and great vessels. As the students are the subjects and each one is looked at, a considerable range

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