SONOSIM SUMMARY: As point-of-care ultrasonography becomes progressively integral in the daily practices of North America physicians, a call for ultrasound education in medical schools and graduate medical education (GME) programs has become clearly evident. In this article from the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, author David Flick, MD examines the growth of point-of-care ultrasonography in primary care medicine and the need to develop standardized teaching and evaluation methodologies. The article ultimately demonstrates that ultrasound is an inexpensive and effective imaging modality that residents can accurately use with proper training; however, in order to fully integrate ultrasound education and training into medical schools and GME programs, a standardized curriculum and evaluation technique must be established.
Flick D. Bedside ultrasound education in primary care. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jul;35(7):1369-1371.
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SonoSim Keywords: Ultrasound Education, Ultrasound Training, Primary Care, Bedside Ultrasound