1. Case reports!
These are a great way to get involved with research. Whether you’re on rotations or shadowing, keep an eye out for interesting cases. And if you can’t find a case on your own, do not be afraid to ask radiology residents you meet on your path if they have any good cases. Think outside the box: most interesting cases have a radiology component, which offers an opportunity to meet radiologists.
Radiopaedia, ACR Case In Point, RSNA Case Collections accept short, concise case reports which are great for getting started. Radiopaedia and RSNA Case Collections also accept "normal" examples - so not all cases have to be zebra findings!
Find more places to submit case reports on our research tab.
2. ACR Radiology-Teaches.
This program is an amazing opportunity for any medical student interested in radiology. You will be paired up with a mentor in a field that you are interested in and work on case modules and possibly case reports. It’s also a great way to find a mentor to guide you on your path to radiology.
3. Give a lecture or presentation.
Find a topic you’re interested in and want to learn more about and put together a presentation. You can e-mail the didactics coordinator or ask your attending for a way to participate. Not only is this a great way to contribute to medical education, but it counts as an oral presentation on your CV!
This is not a radiology specific option, but definitely a cool way to get published. You can try and submit an interesting case you had and create a module for other students and physicians to reason through. It’s a great way to create an interactive learning experience. A case also counts as a publication!