Maria O'Rourke“I’ve been using SonoSim since 2013 for teaching medical students and residents. I’m using it to teach my emergency medicine and family practice medical residents that have never used or learned ultrasound before, as well as residents with a basic training in ultrasound.

The combination of the courses with the hands-on scanning is what makes this unique program and better than all the other online courses available. In general, students don’t learn from just a lecture, but rather from the combination of the lecture plus hands-on training. The comprehensive lectures on SonoSim allow me to spend less time lecturing and more time at the bedside with the resident.

The hands-on cases are used in the first week of the rotation so that they can develop hand-eye coordination skills. The multi-faceted learning tool of SonoSim allows the residents to learn in a sequential fashion.

I’ve used both SonoSim and EmSono for teaching ultrasound the last four years. This year, I’m exclusively using SonoSim, as it is the only comprehensive ultrasound training tool that meets all of my teaching requirements. Some of my favorite modules include FAST Protocol, RUSH Protocol, and FOCUS: Part I.”

Maria C. O’Rourke, MD, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Director, Kaweah Delta Hospital

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