Medical Student Experiences

The Department of Radiology is committed to the educational experience of medical students. We believe that radiology spans across all medical fields of study and adds depth to any specialty. We attempt to broaden our students' knowledge in order to mold superior physicians of the future.

Fourth-year medical students are provided a myriad of opportunities when it comes to Radiology. We offer Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology electives, individual and research studies, away and international rotations, and a Pediatric Radiology rotation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Please feel free to reach out to Alexis Reynolds, our Medical Student Education Manager, with any questions.

Visiting medical students

The Department of Radiology welcomes visiting students. For more detailed information, please visit The Ohio State University College of Medicine visiting students page.

Osteopathic & Allopathic students (United States)
The Ohio State University accepts applications via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC). Please visit the VSAS website for more information regarding application requirements, catalog search and contact information.

Underrepresented in Medicine scholarships
In addition to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion URiM scholarship, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Radiology invites fourth-year medical students from groups historically excluded or underrepresented in medicine interested in pursuing a career in Radiology or their subspecialties to apply for our visiting student scholarship program. Please note, this program offers only Radiology experiences.

A $2,000 scholarship is available for one Diagnostic Radiology applicant and one Interventional Radiology applicant. If selected, half ($1,000) of the scholarship will be made available prior to your start date with the other half made available after the successful completion of your Radiology experience. This scholarship is intended to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for your in-person experience. (Note the OSU Department of Radiology is not responsible for making any of these arrangements.)

Eligibility for Department of Radiology scholarship for students from historically excluded groups:

  • Applicants must have applied for a visiting student experience through the College of Medicine VSLO platform.
  • Applicants must simultaneously apply for a scholarship through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to be considered for a Department of Radiology visiting student scholarship. Letters of recommendation can be used for both applications.
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing and must have completed all core clinical clerkships with passing grades by the start of the OSU rotation.

A completed Department of Radiology application includes:

  • Visiting Student Elective Scholarship Program online application.
  • To be emailed separately to Alexis Reynolds at
    • Most current Curriculum Vitae (remember to include relevant distinctions, e.g. honors or high pass)
    • Letter of Recommendation from Radiology faculty member OR Clerkship Director AND home institution Assistant or Associate Dean.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Selected recipients will be notified by Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Note as the Department of Radiology’s clinical needs change, locations, faculty availability, and didactic lecture times may change or be unavailable during your visiting student experience. We will do our best to notify you of these changes in a timely manner.

Clerkship Leadership

Joel Fritz

Joel Fritz, MD

Director, Diagnostic Radiology Clerkship

Associate Professor, Neuroradiology

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Mina Makary

Mina Makary, MD

Director, Interventional Radiology Clerkship

Associate Professor, Interventional Radiology

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Alexis Reynolds

Alexis Reynolds

Medical Student Education Manager