Implementation and analysis of an ultrasound training program into the third year Medicine
Although the use of ultrasound in medical education has risen in recent years, there are still many barriers to developing a cohesive curriculum spanning all four years. At UCSD, there has been a concerted effort to incorporate ultrasound into the first and second year, but there is little opportunity to practice these skills in the clinical context of third year. Through coordination with both the internal medicine faculty and the emergency medicine faculty at UCSD, our aim was to create a curriculum consisting of ultrasound didactic sessions. By doing so, we hope to bridge the gap between the ultrasound skills learned during MS1/2 and the third year of medical school, providing a more cohesive curriculum that better equips students to utilize this widely accessi ble imaging modality clinically.