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The Wayne State University School of Medicine in collaboration with Henry Ford Health System will be hosting the 2021 World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education in Detroit, MI in August of 2021, from the 26 – 29.

David Amponsah, MD
This will be an exciting and very informative conference with an opportunity to showcase the hard work that has gone into developing a comprehensive undergraduate ultrasound curriculum at the WSUSOM.

The WSUSOM first introduced ultrasound into the undergraduate curriculum in 2006, the first in the nation, under the visionary leadership of Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at HFH, using the curriculum he developed for training NASA astronauts in microgravity.

The curriculum has since been fully integrated effectively across all 4-years of undergraduate training. What is quite unique about the WSUSOM is that it is also the largest single campus allopathic medical school in the nation, with close to 300 students/class. Over 12,000 students have been exposed to the curriculum during their pre-clinical and clinical years.

We will have an opportunity to share our experience in how we have been very successful at integrating ultrasound education into the existing medical school curricula at WSU. We’ve been able to modify the ultrasound curriculum to align with, first the traditional approach, and recently the organ systems-based approach.

Ultrasound education has been successfully integrated into Gross Anatomy, Cardiac Physiology, Physical Diagnosis/Clinical Skills course, including Cardiac, Abdominal and Musculoskeletal pathology.

We employ various teaching methods to effectively deliver ultrasound educational content including lectures, flipped classroom model, web-based learning, simulation, hands-on psychomotor skill development with the use of standardized patients, case-based teaching, and the use of various assessment methods.

We look forward to seeing you in Detroit in August between the 26 – 29 in 2021 for an amazing educational experience, to have an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues from around the world, as we all work to formerly integrate ultrasound education into the undergraduate medical school curricula.