Ultrasound Int Open 2016; 02(01): E2-E7
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1569413
Original Article
© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

EFSUMB Statement on Medical Student Education in Ultrasound [long version]

V. Cantisani
1  Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and Pathology, Policlinico Umberto I, University Sapienza, Rome, Italy
,
C. F. Dietrich
2  Medizinische Klinik 2, Caritas Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Bad Mergentheim
,
R. Badea
3  Department of Ultrasonography, 3rd Medical Clinic, Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Octavian Fodor; Imaging Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca, Romania
,
S. Dudea
4  Radiology Department "Iuliu Hatieganu" Univ. Med. Pharm. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
,
H. Prosch
5  Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Austria
,
E. Cerezo
6  Calle Francisco Silvela #124, lo 3 Madrid, Spain
,
D. Nuernberg
7  Department of Gastroenterology, Brandenburg University of Medicine Theodor Fontane, Neuruppin
,
A. L. Serra
8  Department of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Ultrasound Learning Center, Hirslanden Clinic, Zürich, Switzerland
,
P. S. Sidhu
9  Department of Radiology, King’s College Hospital, London, UK
,
M. Radzina
10  Diagnostic Radiology Institute, Paula Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia
,
F. Piscaglia
11  Unit of Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
,
M. Bachmann Nielsen
12  Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
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C. Ewertsen
13  Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
,
A. Săftoiu
14  Gastroenterology Department, Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania
,
F. Calliada
15  Policlinico San Matteo Pavia, Italy
,
O. H. Gilja
16  National Centre for Ultrasound in Gastroenterology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen and Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
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Further Information

Publication History

received 14 January 2016

accepted 15 January 2016

Publication Date:
11 March 2016 (online)

  

Abstract

The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) recommends that ultrasound should be used systematically as an easy accessible and instructive educational tool in the curriculum of modern medical schools. Medical students should acquire theoretical knowledge of the modality and hands-on training should be implemented and adhere to evidence-based principles. In this paper we report EFSUMB policy statements on medical student education in ultrasound that in a short version is already published in Ultraschall in der Medizin [1].

Kurzfasung

Die Europäische Ultraschallgesellschaft EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) empfiehlt die systematische Lehre von Ultraschall als Teil des modernen universitären (studentischen) Curriculums. Medizinstudenten sollten im Rahmen Evidenz-basierter Lehrkonzepte theoretisches Wissen erwerben und praktische Übungen durchführen. In dem hier vorgestellten EFSUMB Positionspapier werden Kernaussagen der sonographischen Studentenausbildung zusammengefasst.