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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!

Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 a Great Success

The 2013 Critical Care Ultrasound course was a tremendous success.  This 2 day course that took place over Aug 22-23 at CSTAR at University Hospital was regarded as the most successful course to date.  The sold out course lead 36 participants through lung and pleural ultrasound, vascular access and a full day of critical care echocardiography.  The course benefited from a deep roster of extremely [...]

By | 2013-08-25T07:43:04+00:00 August 25th, 2013|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Events, Featured|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 a Great Success

ED Ultrasound Course 2013 – The bar has been raised!

This years iteration of the ED POCUS - Introductory Course was a smashing success. We were pleased to see an extended range of trainees this year, including incoming residents and faculty from the Departments of Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. Paired with over 15 faculty and resident bedside trainers, the instructor to student ratio was ideal and hands on probe [...]

By | 2013-07-30T10:00:44+00:00 July 30th, 2013|ED Ultrasound Course, Events|Comments Off on ED Ultrasound Course 2013 – The bar has been raised!

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

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

Enthusiasm High at Medical Student Event

First and second year medical students participated in a successful abdominal ultrasound workshop hosted by the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group on December 10 at University Hospital.  The event was well attended and feedback from students was extremely positive.  Big thanks to Mike Clemente (Meds 2015) and Evan Ailon (Meds 2016) for planning the session and also to Drs. Rob Arntfield, Drew Thompson and [...]

By | 2012-12-11T21:01:53+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Events, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Enthusiasm High at Medical Student Event

Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group Event: GI/Abdominal Ultrasound

The medical student led  Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce the group’s next meeting.  This session will focus on GI and abdominal imaging, including: – Abdominal Aorta – Gallbladder – Liver – Kidney and Urinary Bladder Similar to the last session, students will have plenty of opportunity to test the ultrasound machines. […]

By | 2012-11-20T21:30:53+00:00 November 20th, 2012|Events, Medical Student Meetings|Comments Off on Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group Event: GI/Abdominal Ultrasound

Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group: December FOCUS on POCUS

The next meeting of the FOCUS on POCUS branch of the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group will be held on Tuesday Dec 11th at noon.  Location TBD but will try and put it at UH this time.  Will send another announcement a week before with the location.  The focus for this session will be false positive exams but will also feature the usual smorgasbord [...]

By | 2012-11-05T21:41:50+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Events, FOCUS on POCUS, News|Comments Off on Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group: December FOCUS on POCUS