Episode 40 -Ultrasound in Medical Education: Part 1

In case you didn’t notice, it’s now 2013:  The Year of Ultrasound!

We know what you’re thinking:  ”You guys made that up, didn’t you?”  Actually, no.
We wish we had, but this is straight from the top.  AIUM and SUSME are the co-organizers of the 2013: Year of Ultrasound initiative. So we wanted to do our part and talk about something we’ve wanted to talk about for a while:  ultrasound in medical education.  We’re pretty sure that being good at bedside ultrasound makes you a better doctor.  So why not teach it in medical school?  But don’t just take our word for it.  Listen to the podcasts this month and hear……well I guess pretty much our word…..but also some others as well.  We’ve got a couple sweet interviews with people much smarter than us to discuss this topic after we give you our opinion.
And don’t just listen.  If you agree with us, then forward this to the people at your University who make the decisions about ultrasound in medical education.  Remember, you’re gonna be the old geezer with flank pain soon.  Do you want the young whippersnapper doc taking care of you to be able to scan your aorta?

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  • Jennifer Isaacs

    January 2, 2013, 1:11 am

    Looking forward to next week’s podcast. I think that discussing this initiative with medical schools will be tough! Hard to suggest a reworking or addition to the curriculum, especially a 4-year integrated one like at USC.

  • nav

    January 4, 2013, 6:47 am

    subscribed ..
    Looking forward to some great ultrasound . Its the way of future.

  • Laleh Gharahbaghian

    January 7, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Looking forward to spreading the gospel of ‘sound everywhere…. and doing our part to get more medical students at Stanford in “the know”…. This is our first year in incorporating it into the Anatomy course…. after already having it be part of Practice of Medicine and having an US elective. Wish us luck!