Medical Education Symposium

First Author Information

Sammy Pedram, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, VCU School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine

Additional Author(s) Information

Kimberly Pedram MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Course Director Practice of Clinical Medicine, VCU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Michael Joyce MD, Assistant Professor, VCU School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Alice Wong MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Course Director Practice of Clinical Medicine, VCU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Elizabeth Marlowe PhD, Assistant Professor, Education Director Practice of Clinical Medicine, VCU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Miao-Shan Yen MS, Senior Biostatistician, VCU School of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics

Susan DiGiovanni MD, Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs, VCU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Presentation Format

Poster

Type of Activity

Innovation

Original Presentation Date

2017

Date of Submission

May 2017

Abstract/Short Description

Point of Care Ultrasound is rapidly becoming standard of care for utilization in real time medical diagnostics and decision making. As such we sought to introduce ultrasound to medical students beginning in their first year and specifically incorporating it to mirror their physical exam teaching in the Practice of Clinical Medicine (PCM) course to help strengthen both their learning of the physical exam while also better understanding the utility of ultrasound use at the bedside. We sought to see if this strategy would result in improved examination scores via testing during their required objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the PCM course.

Purpose/Research Question

Will integration of ultrasound training in the pre-clinical years improve physical exam skills as measured by OSCE test scores?

Objectives

Assess if ultrasound improves physical exam skills

References

Bahner, D. P., Goldman, E., Way, D., Royall, N. A., & Liu, Y. T. (2014). The state of ultrasound education in U.S. medical schools: Results of a national survey. Academic Medicine, 89, 1681-1686.

Cooke, M., Irby, D. M., & O’Brien, B. C. (2010). Educating physicians: A call for reform of medical school and residency. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Moore, C. L., & Copel, J. A. (2011). Point-of-care ultrasonography. New England Journal of Medicine, 364, 749-757.

Solomon S. D., & Saldana, F. (2014). Point-of-care ultrasound in medical education – stop listening and look. New England Journal of Medicine, 370, 1083-1085.

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