Radiology Interest Group (RIG)

Mission Statement

The UMass Radiology Interest Group (RIG) is a student-run organization for those interested in the fields of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Our aims are to develop educational events relevant to the field of radiology, to provide mentorship throughout medical school and the residency application process, and to foster a sense of community among medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings.


  1. Any medical student currently enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is eligible for membership.
  2. RIG will have an annual meeting at the beginning of each school year after the activities fair, with the possibility of additional meetings if needed.
  3. Any member is encouraged to suggest ideas for future events to the current RIG leadership.

Student Co-Leaders

Please email any of the co-leaders, and we will be more than happy to add you to our email listserv!

UMMS Med Students Radiology Interest Group

Several of the 2017 Radiology Interest Group members (L to R): Minh Phan, Matthew Breen, Victoria Podsiadlo, Evelyn Guerra, Elizabeth Yuan, Kristina Prachanronarong, Ella Kipervasser, and Hannah Lin.

Events - Upcoming and Past

Careers in Radiology Panel Discussion

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

This event featured a panel discussion about careers in Radiology with faculty members representing a variety of subspecialties including interventional radiology, breast imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, pediatric radiology and neuroradiology. Attendees learned more about this highly innovative and evolving field in an informal panel discussion over pizza.

Women in Radiology

Date: TBA

The goal of this event is to raise the profile of the field of Radiology to female medical students, and to discuss the benefits of choosing this field as a career. In particular, we will discuss barriers of entry to the field that are gender-specific, with a focus on how they can be overcome.

Documentary Screening - Without a Scalpel: The technology and people behind modern surgery

Date: TBA

This short film is about the elegance, innovativeness, and power of image-guided minimally invasive surgery, better known as interventional radiology.

Radiology Residency Application Advice Night

Date: TBA

A Q&A with fourth years, who have recently been through the application process, to answer questions about planning 4th year schedules, the application process and the interview trail.

Faculty Advisors

Christopher Cerniglia, DO, Director of Radiology Undergraduate Medical Education   Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD - Director Radiology Residency Program, UMass Medical School

Christopher Cerniglia, DO, ME, FAOCR


Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD

 UMMS Radiology Interest Group (RIG) at Activities Fair - August 11

UMMS Med Students Radiology Interest Group - Activities Fair

UMMS Med Students Radiology Interest Group - Activities Fair

The UMMS Radiology Interest Group, with Carolynn DeBenedectis, MD, ready to attract new medical students.