Russ BA, Evans D, Morrad D, Champney C, Woodworth AM, Thaut L, Thiessen M. Integrating Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Into the Osteopathic Medical School Curriculum. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2017;117(7):451–456. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2017.091.
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Point-of-care ultrasonography has been shown to have pervasive clinical and educational utility in medicine. The need to provide medical students with training in point-of-care ultrasonography has been recognized by an increasing number of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools. A 4-year integrated ultrasonography curriculum was implemented at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. A review of the curriculum design, content, educational methods, and student feedback are described. Barriers to curriculum implementation and lessons learned, unique to integrating point-of-care ultrasonography into the osteopathic curriculum, are also discussed.
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