Last Year UCI, held the first ever SonoSite supported Ultrafest. Then it expanded to Stanford and TJU with resounding success. Last weekend, it went to Europe with the first Ultrafest in Maribor, Slovenia. Below is an excerpt from an email we received about the event:
It is with great pleasure that I am writing to briefly summarize the first ever European Ultrafest in Maribor, Slovenia.
Upon opening online registration, the response was absolutely amazing - more than 200 medical students applied in a matter of minutes. Students were then given video materials and custom learning objectives to prepare for the event.
On Saturday we had a blast! Students enjoyed it, the teachers had a lot of fun and it really was a party with ultrasound. About 80 students and 12 Ultrasound instructors had 6 hours of hands-on time at 6 ultrasound stations. Students were well prepared and eager to learn as much as possible in the allotted time.
The evaluations are top notch from all sides and students, (especially the younger ones), really have an even more positive attitude towards ultrasound in medical education. There has also been been calls from many pre-clinical med students to incorporate ultrasound into our curriculum. I believe that the targets of our first Ultrafest have been met. We also recorded a video, similar to UC Irvine's post promo video which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/