Education > Undergraduate Elective Program
Why should I do an elective in Radiology?

Radiology is a key component in the provision of medical care to patients currently. The exposure to radiology for medical students during medical school and during clerkship can be very poor. We encourage all medical students to improve their understanding of the role of diagnostic imaging in patient care, as well as improving their own ability to interpret basic imaging studies. If a student is interested in pursuing a career in Radiology, an elective is strongly recommended.


We offer electives that are 2 to 4 weeks in duration.  Electives can be organized between any of the three main teaching centers: Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface General Hospital, or Children's Hospital. Additional electives can be arranged in the community Hospitals in Winnipeg, as well as in rural Manitoba.

Electives are on a first-come, first-served basis, but we will try to accommodate as many students as possible.

Some of the imaging modalities that medical students may be exposed to are:

  • Plain Radiography (X-ray)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Mammography

Some of the areas that electives may be scheduled in are:

  • Abdominal Imaging
  • Chest Imaging
  • MSK Imaging
  • Neuro Imaging (upon request)
  • Interventional Radiology (upon request)
  • Ultrasound (upon request)
  • Pediatric Radiology (upon request)

Unless otherwise requested, students are rotated through most of these areas. To arrange electives please visit the following link:




Undergraduate Program Director
Dr. Scott Gregoire

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Julianna van den Beuken

Learning Resources

Radiology Assistant
Chest X-ray