In 1999, the American Medical Association (AMA) affirmed that ultrasound imaging was within the scope of practice for appropriately trained physicians and acknowledged the broad and diverse applications of ultrasound within the medical field.
Today’s complex healthcare work environment requires a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to patient care. Traditional tasks and roles formerly reserved for physicians are now being transitioned to advanced practice providers such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Medical school deans and faculty are under escalating pressure to deliver the transformative changes needed to provide today’s medical students with the foundational knowledge and skills required to deliver patient care in a progressively complex healthcare system.
Abstract: While ultrasound is an imaging modality commonly utilized within the field of urology, there are relatively few educational or competency assessment measures designed to train ultrasound novices.
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