alexa Ultrasonography in preclinical education: a pilot study.
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Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research

Author(s): Syperda VA, Trivedi PN, Melo LC, Freeman ML, Ledermann EJ,

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Abstract CONTEXT: Ultrasonography is a valuable diagnostic tool in the clinical setting. Yet, medical students often have minimal familiarity with this technology. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of second-year medical students to use ultrasonography for identification of anatomic structures and pathologic conditions. DESIGN: A self-directed approach that reduced facilitator involvement, encouraging learning that mimicked the medical school's problem-based learning pathway program. METHODS: Five students were each given 10 hours of instruction in ultrasonographic techniques by three certified ultrasonographers in outpatient and hospital settings. Each student performed 40 hours of organ-specific ultrasonographic scans on another student in 2-hour sessions during 20 weeks. Images were archived for future evaluation and quality rating. Students took a 35-question posttraining examination with 10 contrived case scenarios. Questions were designed to test student knowledge in three categories: anatomic structure, technical skill, and clinical diagnosis. RESULTS: Posttraining examination results, expressed as the percent of correct answers for all five participants by category, were as follows: anatomic structure, 70\%; technical skill, 70\%; clinical diagnosis, 68\%. Evaluations of the archived images, which were graded for proper anatomic identification and image clarity, yielded the following scores indicating "good" or "fair" quality for each anatomic region: abdominal, 80\%; pelvic, 63\%; cardiac, 73\%. CONCLUSION: Second-year osteopathic medical students can attain a sufficient degree of proficiency in limited ultrasonographic technique.
This article was published in J Am Osteopath Assoc and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research

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