The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

It is hard to believe that only one year ago we celebrated the success of the first ever Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium. This year’s symposium took place the weekend of August 23rd & 24th and was bigger and better than ever. […]

By | 2014-09-06T23:24:08+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Following its inaugural success, the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will be held August 23-24th, 2014 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario. […]

By | 2014-05-01T21:34:36+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Point of Care Ultrasound – An Overview for Medical Students

On August 24, Dr. Rob Arntfield kicked-off the inaugural Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium with this thought-provoking keynote address introducing participants to point of care ultrasound.  The talk begins with a compelling case presentation and ultimately delivers an interesting and slightly iconoclastic overview of the current state of affairs with point of care ultrasound, its relevance to medical training and how on earth we got here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvQCDep3iEg

By | 2013-09-03T22:11:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Lectures, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Point of Care Ultrasound – An Overview for Medical Students

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Twelve months ago, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was an ill-defined concept for the majority of medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  It was a chance exposure to bedside ultrasound that inspired a group of students to team up with local champions to formally launch a POCUS interest group in September 2012.  The success of the interest group, which recruited 109 medical students [...]

By | 2013-08-26T21:28:36+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Education, Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Excitement surrounding the Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium is growing, with less than two weeks before the scanning begins.  Below are some quick facts on the national event, which is the first of its kind accessible to Canadian medical students across the country: To take place August 24 and August 25 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility at [...]

By | 2013-08-11T20:25:01+00:00 August 11th, 2013|Education, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News|Comments Off on Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Google Hangout – Point-of-care Ultrasound in Medical Education

Last week, the medical student led Point-of-care Ultrasound Interest Group welcomed Drs. Robert Arntfield, Director of Critical Care Ultrasound and Co-Director of ED Ultrasound at Western, Drew Thompson, Co-Director of ED Ultrasound at Western, and Michael Woo, Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at the University of Ottawa, for a live-recorded online event to discuss the future of ultrasound in medical education in Canada. Questions were [...]

By | 2013-05-27T11:43:37+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Events, Google Hangouts, Medical Student Meetings|Comments Off on Google Hangout – Point-of-care Ultrasound in Medical Education

Point-of-care Ultrasound: Hyperechoic future in medical education?

The Point-of-care Ultrasound Interest Group reviews its inaugural year as a medical student club  and makes a pitch for integrating more ultrasound training in to undergraduate medical education.   We hope you enjoy the presentation! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DglswiaRdII&w=420&h=315]

By | 2013-05-17T09:09:34+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Lectures, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Point-of-care Ultrasound: Hyperechoic future in medical education?

Registration for Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium fills!

Three weeks after opening up registration, the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is happy to announce that all spaces have been filled for the inaugural Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, to take place on August 24 and 25, 2013 in London.   The event will bring 35 medical students from across Canada together, with representation from all six Ontario medical schools and as far away as [...]

By | 2013-05-12T12:52:51+00:00 May 12th, 2013|Events, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Registration for Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium fills!

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium registration now open!

The Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the first annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will take place August 24 and 25, 2013 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario.   Nearly six months in the making and winner of the Hippocratic Council Innovator Grant, this educational initiative is the first of its kind in Canada.  Registration [...]

By | 2013-04-22T16:03:34+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium registration now open!

Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group wins innovator grant

An application put forth by the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group was selected as a winner of the Hippocratic Council Innovator Grant last week.  The funding will support a student-driven education initiative, in partnership with industry and faculty, that aims to bring hands on ultrasound training to undergraduate medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine at Western Univeristy.  While details are still being finalized, [...]

By | 2013-02-24T21:09:16+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Events, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group wins innovator grant