Save the Date!!! UltraFest 2020

 

 

UCI School of Medicine will host its 9th annual UltraFest: a free ultrasound symposium for medical students and ultrasound enthusiasts. UltraFest seeks to teach and develop students’ skills in bedside ultrasound, through hands-on practice and small-group instruction with live models and clinician instructors.

Details about registration and schedules to be announced soon!

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteers Needed for 7th Annual World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education!

7th Annual World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education (WCUME) hosted by UCI’s Emergency Medicine Department at the UCI Student Center on September 12-15, 2019!!

​The WCUME is a world famous conference about all things ultrasound and ultrasound in medical education! I know many of you have had the privilege of attending if not presenting at previous WCUME’s, so you may already be familiar with it.

We are writing to ask for volunteers for this year’s conference!! Being involved as a volunteer is an amazing way to attend the conference (for FREE/waived registration fee), spend time with UCI’s Emergency Department, network with others in the field, and to bolster your CV experiences! We need volunteers for registration, POCUS bootcamp, ultrasound modeling, hands-on workshops, social activities, and set up crew! Please use the following link to indicate your preference for volunteering HERE:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZOkccDKvybCit0rgXtwQjsMLFEfdNzpmQSwmvO8aJGuqDag/viewform

You can find more information on WCUME here: https://wcume2019.org. Also make sure you follow our Instagram, link here: https://www.instagram.com/wcume/

UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Hosting Upcoming WCUME 2019!

EXCITING NEWS!! This year’s World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education (WCUME) will be hosted by UC Irvine School of Medicine’s Emergency Medicine Department! Join us to learn more about the latest in ultrasound medical education in California’s premier sunny coastal destination.  There are unique opportunities for Medical Students, Healthcare Providers, and Lifelong Learners interested in attaining new skills.

Learn more from our three different tracks:

  • INTEGRATE: Gain inspiration from experts in the field on how to integrate ultrasound training into medical school curiculums
  • INSONATE: Geared towards those who are looking for hands-on experience with ultrasound and learning the basics of the machines
  • INNOVATE: Learn how Ultrasound plays a role in advancing technological advances in medicine!

Register NOW for Early Bird Pricing until June 30th on the website!

Teaching Ultrasound at the California School of the Deaf in Riverside!

UCI has had the incredible opportunity to teach ultrasound to the bright high school students over at the California School of the Deaf in Riverside. Thank you to Dr. Fischetti for spearheading the effort! Over the past 3 months, we taught POCUS basics on our portable Butterfly Ultrasounds, from viewing new bone breaks to PSL views of the heart to full bladders!  On our final session today, we also video chatted in a Deaf Physician specializing in Radiology to speak to the students about her journey. Most importantly, we wanted to relay to young students that no matter their background, a career in medicine is always within reach, and that there are many different ways to enter it, whether it be as a future Ultrasound Tech, a Mortician, or Doctor.

 

Register for Ultrafest 2019!

Register for UltraFest 2019 by clicking here or on the flyer below!

UC Irvine School of Medicine will host its 8th annual UltraFest: a free ultrasound symposium for medical students. UltraFest seeks to teach and develop students’ skills in bedside ultrasound, through hands-on practice and small-group instruction with live models and clinician instructors.

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019. 8:00-3:00.

Registration starts at 8:00 AM!

Where: University of California, Irvine School of Medicine – Medical Education Building. Follow signs to the parking lot.

Parking: If you do not have a UCI parking pass, please bring $10 cash to buy a pass for the day. We will have a parking attendant in the lot handing out passes.

Who’s invited: Medical students from any school!

What to Wear: Business Casual

We are very excited to see you on Sunday for an exciting day of ultrasound! Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided!

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1968118179872293/?active_tab=about
Follow us on Twitter: @UltrafestUCI

If you have any questions, contact us at Ultrafest.uci@gmail.com.

Welcoming the 2018-2019 USIG Board!

This past week we had our first USIG 2018-2019 Board meeting, and started it out in style out on the ocean! The crisp air, excitement, and sense of adventure coincides with the atmosphere that we hope to lead in the bright future.

 

Our fearless captain, Dr. Fox!

 

 

2018-2019 USIG Presidents,
Savannah Gonzales and Angela Allen!

 

If you have any questions for this year’s board, feel free to visit the Contact Us page!

UCI Ultrafest 2018

This past weekend was an exciting one for Ultrasound at UCI! We put on our 7th annual Ultrafest, with nearly 300 attendees from all over the country. As always, we are humbled to have the opportunity to share these tools we are passionate about, and are excited to see what the future holds for ultrasound technology!

Check out our website, uciultrafest.com for more details about the event!

Westminster High School Ultrasound Workshop

This past month, 8 UCI medical students reached out to students at Westminster High School to put on a hands on ultrasound workshop. The medical students taught a small group of high school students the basics of ultrasound and also practice on models, one of which was pregnant! UCI USIG is grateful to Mindray, which donated two of their machines for this event.

World Conference on Ultrasound in Medical Education 2017

This year, we had strong attendance from UCISOM at the annual WCUME! Ten 2nd year medical students were in attendance, presenting on ultrasound research they had done while on their International Ultrasound trips this past summer, totaling 6 abstracts – 3 from Team Indonesia, 2 from Team Panama, and 1 from Team Tanzania. Emergency Medicine Fellows also presented 2 abstracts at the conference, resulting in a submission of 8 abstracts at the conference from UCI! To learn more about the International Ultrasound Research projects, check out our International Outreach Tab above.