Medical Student Ultrasound Education: A WFUMB Position Paper, Part I.
Dietrich CF., Hoffmann B., Abramowicz J., Badea R., Braden B., Cantisani V., Chammas MC., Cui X-W., Dong Y., Gilja OH., Hari R., Nisenbaum H., Nicholls D., Nolsøe CP., Nürnberg D., Prosch H., Radzina M., Recker F., Sachs A., Saftoiu A., Serra A., Sweet L., Vinayak S., Westerway S., Chou Y-H., Blaivas M.
The introduction of ultrasound into medical student education is well underway in many locations around the world, but is still in its infancy or has yet to begin in others. Proper incorporation of ultrasound education into medical training requires planning and resources, both capital and human. In this article, we discuss the state of the art of ultrasound in medical education throughout the world, as well as various methodologies utilized to improve student education and to incorporate ultrasound into every facet of training. Experiences from various educational systems and available evidence regarding the impact of ultrasound education are summarized. Representing multiple societies and specialties throughout the world, we discuss established modern as well as novel education structures and different successful approaches.