Medical Student Ultrasound Education: A WFUMB Position Paper, Part I

Christoph F. Dietrich, Beatrice Hoffmann, Jacques Abramowicz, Radu Badea, Barbara Braden, Vito Cantisani, Maria C. Chammas, Xin Wu Cui, Yi Dong, Odd Helge Gilja, Roman Hari, Harvey Nisenbaum, Delwyn Nicholls, Christian Pállson Nolsøe, Dieter Nürnberg, Helmut Prosch, Maija Radzina, Florian Recker, Alexander Sachs, Adrian SaftoiuAndreas Serra, Linda Sweet, Sudhir Vinayak, Sue Westerway, Yi Hong Chou, Michael Blaivas

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-281
Number of pages11
JournalUltrasound in Medicine and Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


  • Education
  • Knobology
  • Medical students
  • Point of care
  • Ultrasound


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