USIG Updates from September 27th

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:50 AM
Hi everyone!
The USIG board has been hard at work this past month and we have some great updates for you!
-Keep your eye out for an upcoming elective proposal for the MS3 and MS4 classes to complement the MS1 and MS2 electives. The elective will feature the chance for third and fourth years to teach ultrasound to the first and second years for two weeks.
-Planning is underway for the second annual Ultrafest next spring which will be even bigger than last year and feature more collaboration with West coast medical schools.
-Development of a patient pathology database will become a great resource for medical students at UCI to quickly identify and learn about the different presentations of patholgy and images taht can be acquired with ultrasound. Information will be kept secured on a UCI server with full patient consent.
-Interested in doing ultrasound research abroad? UCI medical students can find opportunities with USIG to travel internationally to Panama to help run clinics, respond to emergencies, and train others in ultrasound use.
-Community outreach is a large part of USIG and there is a large project currently underway that NEEDS volunteers to help screen for heart disease with ultrasound as part of a research project in local high schools.
Keep checking this website for details and updates for USIG!

Recent Events in September

We’ve been busier than ever! This past month saw great events with strong work by USIG:
1. Health fair in Santa Ana in Madison Park. Medical students were on hand to provide information on heatlh education and spur children’s interest in medicine using portable ultrasound machines.
2. 2012 Western Regional Emergency Medicine Student Symposium hosted by UC Irvine School of Medicine in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Members of USIG were present along with Dr. Fox to teach bedside ultrasound to conference attendees.

Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Membership

Dear Emergency Ultrasound Director, Fellowship Director and Enthusiast:

The Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS) continues with its mission to enhance the education and research of physicians, fellows, residents and medical students in the field of emergency ultrasound. AEUS offers several innovative and useful resources on the SAEM website for interested members to take advantage of:
– The Narrated Lecture Series contains various lectures highlighting many important applications of emergency ultrasound.
– The Ultrasound Guides is an educational resource covering different ultrasound topics that can be used as an adjunct to resident and medical student ultrasound curriculums
– The AEM Virtual Issue is an open‐access list of all Academic Emergency Medicine EUS articles currently published and organized by topic.
– Community of Emergency Ultrasound contains links to various EUS groups and resources outside of AEUS

If you are not already a member, please consider joining AEUS and becoming part of an expanding community of sonographers, educators and researchers. Please pass this on to your current, past and future fellows, residents and faculty to encourage membership. Don’t miss out on all that AEUS has to offer and join today!

– AEUS membership for medical students is free!!
– AEUS membership for residents and fellows is a nominal $25 and $100 for attending physicians.

Please visit http://www.saem.org/academyemergencyultrasound for further information and membership application.

Sincerely,
Kristin Carmody, MD, RDMS, RDCS
On behalf of the AEUS Membership Committee