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What Medical Schools Should Consider When Developing A Sustainable POCUS Program

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Karthik Vadamalai, MD, received his medical degree at Kilpauk Medical College located in Tamilnadu, India. Driven to practice evidence-based medicine, he pursued his internal medicine residency at Rochester General Hospital, New York, and a critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Vadamalai also completed a master’s degree in medical education at the University of Pittsburgh. With support from the UPMC internal medicine team and his critical care medicine mentors, Dr. Vadamalai built a sustainable POCUS curriculum for medical residents. Presently, he is a full-time faculty member at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he serves as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Missouri, Springfield Campus.

Additional Resources

  1. POCUS Practice Guidelines developed by the Society of Point-of-Care Ultrasound provide recommendations for integrating POCUS knowledge and care.
  2. Read The Next Generation Medical Student: Focus on POCUS article to learn how medical students master patient management and care through POCUS.
  3. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine hosts a webinar explaining the logistics of building a POCUS program.
  4. Internal medicine residency programs recognize that their students desire POCUS training — explore this survey conducted by The American Journal of Medicine for more.

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