Ultrasound: The Swiss-army-knife-of-health-care. Medical Students sharpen your transducers and come to Stanford ULTRAfest! Stanford is center of diagnostic ultrasound research, education and training. On Oct. 18, the school will host ULTRAfest, a full day of free ultrasound instruction open to any medical student in the country. Experienced clinicians from several medical specialties will serve as teachers. Last year, more than 300 medical students from the western United States participated in the event. The School of Medicine already has incorporated ultrasound into its anatomy training for first-year students and in its patient-doctor courses for pre-clinical students. The school will soon have a complete, four-year ultrasound curriculum, which will enable students to graduate with ultrasound competency. The primary goal of ULTRAfest is to teach how ultrasound can enhance knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology - and, more importantly, how it can improve patient care.
ULTRAfest is open to all medical students. It is a FREE event started at University of California - Irvine that promotes and teaches Bedside Ultrasound to students. After a successful first year at Stanford in 2013, Stanford is thrilled to bring it back in 2014 bigger and better – and with simulation cases too! Experts from various specialties including Anesthesia, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine, Urology and many more will be there to share and teach Bedside Ultrasound. For more details on this education and fun event, got to: