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Molecular Imaging and Therapy


This diverse elective allows students to choose between two different opportunities, a clinical or a research elective, within molecular imaging and therapy.

The first opportunity is with a busy clinical service that will expose the student to general nuclear medicine applications that includes diverse oncologic imaging such as PET/CT, nuclear cardiology, and targeted therapy with radiolabeled antibodies/peptides.

Alternately, a student can choose a molecular imaging research elective with exposure to a variety of investigational radiotracers, cyclotron radiochemistry, as well as multimodality small animal imaging. The student will work alongside seasoned investigators of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s NIH-funded (P50 CA086438) Center for Molecular Imaging in Cancer program grant.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology


Four- weeks

Students per Module


Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)