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Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiology Interest Group is to educate medical students about the field of Radiology.


To provide opportunities for medical students to interface with Radiology residents and faculty.


To provide avenues and information for students to go into Radiology research and/or a Radiology Residency.


And, to support students as they make decisions about where to apply to residency through mentorship, educational events, and curriculum support.


  • Provide outstanding educational events for medical students led by specialty-trained, industry-leading, Radiology experts and health care professionals.

  • Provide opportunities for medical students to participate in innovative and collaborative research projects.

  • Provide access to resources that help medical students to link preclinical and clinical sciences with the practice of medicine.

  • Support medical students applying to Radiology Residency with general application advice, tips on what makes a successful applicant, and the interview process.


Radiology Interest Group Faculty Head, 
Dr. Eli Tshibwabwa, MD, PhD

Expert in Imaging

Dr. Eli Tshibwabwa is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Radiology theme coordinator at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine.

Dr. Eli Tshibwabwa earned his medical degree and completed his residency


training in diagnostic radiology at the Université Nationale du Zaire in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This training was followed by a clinical fellowship and a research fellowship in computed tomography, ultrasound, neuroradiology, interventional radiology, histomorphometry, and tropical medicine at the Gasthuisberg University Hospital of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. He also obtained his Ph.D. in Radiology at the Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Medicine and later completed an advanced clinical fellowship in diagnostic radiology, medical education, and international health at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. 


Dr. Tshibwabwa was Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and was granted Graduate Faculty Status privileges as Researcher, Supervisor, Advisor, and Mentor in the Masters of Science in Global Health Program, an Affiliated Graduate Program in the Office of the Global Health, McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. His clinical, educational, and research interests include diagnostic radiology; medical education with a focus on problem-based, concepts-based, and small-group learning; recognition and interpretation of normal and abnormal embryology, anatomy and function of the different body systems in common imaging modalities, and the up-to-date relevance of the radiology modalities to clinical medicine.

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