Once again, students from across Canada came to London’s own CSTAR facility for the 3rd Annual Western Student Ultrasound Symposium. Focusing on basic principles and techniques of Point-of-Care Ultrasound, the Western Student Ultrasound Symposium strives to provide medical students with exposure and training with beside ultrasound.
The highlight of the weekend was once again the SonoGames, where our participants showed off their new-found abilities in an impressive display of knowledge and aptitude with the ultrasound probe.
The Symposium organizers would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our instructors, to CSTAR, to our volunteer patient models, and to our attendees for making the weekend such an enjoyable experience!”
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:
Primary goals: (1) For participants to acquire new knowledge and skills proving useful in their future medical education and careers; (2) To ignite a passion for bedside ultrasound that participants will share with colleagues at their home institutions; and (3) To generate momentum for formally integrating more point-of-care ultrasound training in undergraduate curricula
To Canadian medical students: We do hope to make this an annual event. Consider following Western Sono on Twitter to ensure you’re one of the first to hear about next year’s symposium!
The medical student organizers of this year’s event have put together a comprehensive workbook that they hope serves as a valuable resource both during the symposium and beyond. Anyone can access this workbook by clicking on the image below. Be sure to return to Western Sono in early September for photos and a recap of the event.