WCUME 2019

posted Sep 18, 2019, 11:36 AM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 11:50 AM ]

The World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education is an international, multi-specialty annual meeting of medical educators who present innovative ways to teach and integrate ultrasound education. It is sponsored by the international organizations WINFOCUS and SUSME. This year, the conference was held at UC Irvine on September 12th to the 15th. 

UCLA had a strong showing. Dr. Alan Chiem was the Integrate track chair, while Dr. Jackie Shibata co-chaired the Insonate track with Dr. Teresa Liu of Harbor-UCLA. Our fellow, Dr. Amir Tabibnia, served as faculty for the pre-course POCUS bootcamp. 

In addition, Dean Ed Ha (IM) gave a presentation on Entrustable Professional Activities, while Dr. Michael Yeh (Surgery) discussed how POCUS improves his ability to manage complex thyroid cancers. Dr. Jim Lister (Anatomy) presented our 3D printing projects involving ultrasound education, and Drs. George Lim (EM/CC), Danny Kahn (IM), Manny Singh (Harbor-UCLA EM) discussed our new Ultrasound Peer Education Project (USPEP) and how to teach POCUS on clerkships. 

Lastly--but certainly most importantly--our trainees also had an opportunity to participate at WCUME, including our EM residents (Jessa Baker) and Ultrasound Student Interest Group officers (Sahl Ali, Danny Le, Harshika Chowdhary, Jacob Guorgui, Jamie Yang, and Yasmeen Dhindsa).

Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships Meeting

posted May 1, 2018, 10:01 AM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound

April 14th-15th, 2018

USC, UCLA, and Harbor-UCLA co-hosted the annual Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships meeting in Pasadena, CA, this year. This event brought over 150 ultrasound fellowship directors, ultrasound faculty, and fellows, to discuss topics like innovations in ultrasound education and research as well as challenges and solutions to ensuring that ultrasound fellowships continue to train the future leaders in clinical ultrasound (CUS). There were also panels on the subspecialty certification process for CUS, as well as the adoption of the NRMP “Match” process for fellowship programs. 

First USIG Officers Graduate!

posted Jul 9, 2017, 12:07 AM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 12:10 AM ]

The UCLA Ultrasound Student Interest Group was created in 2014 by five students who saw the potential of point-of-care ultrasound to make them better physicians. As a group, they brought outstanding peer-to-peer ultrasound education to their fellow classmates and, as a result, they received the UCLA DGSOM Interest Group Teaching Award in 2015. As faculty advisors for USIG, it has been our honor to help mentor and train them on their journeys to becoming amazing physicians, educators, and leaders. Good luck Amelia, Daniel, Evan, Jennifer, and Mo!

UCLA Award for Excellence in Education

posted Jul 8, 2017, 11:50 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 11:51 PM ]

Alan received the 2017 UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Award for Excellence in Education, for his efforts to bring ultrasound education to the medical school at both the UME and GME levels. The award recognizes “outstanding dedication, innovation, and sustained excellence in clinical and classroom teaching.” For this reason, this award also recognizes the outstanding contributions of the ultrasound faculty and residents that have tirelessly lent their efforts to create educational content, teach, and mentor. 

Caleb’s Fellowship Graduation

posted Jul 8, 2017, 11:19 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 11:26 PM ]

We celebrated Caleb’s completion of his ultrasound fellowship with the residency graduation at Le Méredien Delfina in Santa Monica. With Ricky transitioning back to Hawaii, Caleb really stepped up teaching efforts with the residents and medical students this year. This included trips to Nicaragua and Chile, where he taught in Spanish. In addition, Caleb won the semi-annual UCLA Clinical Teaching Award. Way to go, Caleb! We are fortunate to have him stay as ultrasound faculty, where he will continue to teach our residents and students.

Hellos, Goodbyes, and Hello Agains...

posted Sep 2, 2016, 5:49 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 10:24 PM ]

We said goodbye to George Lim, who has started a critical care fellowship at University of Miami in Florida. He looks forward to bolstering the point-of-care ultrasound skills of the ICU team there!

We welcome our new fellow, Caleb Canders! He is the first home-grown fellow in our program, having served as Chief Resident at UCLA Ronald Reagan + Olive View last year. Please see the People section for more about him.

And, we said hello again to our recent graduate, Stephanie Tseeng, who started a full-time position as Assistant Ultrasound Director at Loma Linda University! Here we are at a recent beach event, where Ricky Amii is leading a session on the fine art of making s’mores.

UCLA-OV Team Ultrasound 2015-16

posted Sep 18, 2015, 9:43 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 10:18 PM ]

Produced by our media expert and Hawaiian hip hop guru, Dr. Ricky Amii:

YouTube Video

Summer-Fall Update 2015

posted Sep 18, 2015, 9:42 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Sep 18, 2015, 10:33 PM ]

Activities from our group this Summer and Fall include:

We received a grant from ACEP to produce high quality ultrasound education videos in both Spanish and English. Partners on this project include EM:RAP, Project Semilla, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. 
Watch our promotional video below:

Awards ceremony at UCLA-OV graduation in June. We celebrated the graduation of our fellows, Drs. Steph Tseeng and Pablo Aguilera. Our golden probe award winners were Drs. Sara Crager and Jada Roe, who are off pursuing fellowships in critical care and ultrasound, respectively

We led the California ACEP chapter annual ultrasound course for the second year in a row, in LA in June. In addition to our UCLA-OV group, we had Drs. Chris Fox (UCI), Tarina Kang (USC), and Virag Shah (UCSD) lend their ultrasound brilliance to the course.

Dr. Alan Chiem participated in the AIUM Undergraduate Medical Education Forum in June, giving his talk on Show Me the Evidence: Literature Update on Ultrasound in Medical Education:

YouTube Video

We sent our first UCLA-OV team “Torsed Besties,” led by Dr. Steph Tseeng, to SAEM Sonogames in San Diego, May. Team members were Drs. Stephanie Brenner, Caleb Canders, Brandon Firestone, and Josh Novak. Also at the same conference, Dr. Chiem moderated a session on medical student ultrasound with panelists including Drs. Chris Fox, David Bahner, Uwe Blackstock, Viam Dinh, and Zach Soucy.  

Spring 2015 Update

posted Mar 4, 2015, 9:22 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound   [ updated Mar 4, 2015, 9:28 PM ]

We kicked off 2015 with new accolades and equipment. We’re very stoked that our US faculty, Dan Weingrow and Ricky Amii, received the bi-annual departmental faculty teaching awards. Research continues to plug along, with a small EMF grant allowing us to conduct a fluid responsiveness study on septic patients, comparing various US-based methods to a non-invasive cardiac output monitor (NICOM). We also received a new Sonosite X-Porte at UCLA-Ronald Reagan, and are in the works of acquiring an Edge for UCLA-Olive View. This will put our number of portable US machines at 6 (not including two legacy machines at OV)--just enough for the over 250 studies that we perform and QA on a weekly basis between our two sites. We also held a journal club covering pulmonary and medicolegal issues involving US last month. Check out our promotional video:

YouTube Video

Fall 2014 Update

posted Nov 9, 2014, 5:13 PM by UCLA Clinical Ultrasound

We have a lot of exciting news to share. Ricky Amii, MD, our first fellow, has accepted a full-time position at Olive View-UCLA, where he will continue to do great things with ultrasound. Our new fellows, Stephanie Tseeng, MD, and Pablo Aguilera, MD, have made easy transitions to our program and are becoming (or continue to be) rock stars in their own right. We continue to steamroll ahead in our third year of medical student ultrasound education, with popular 1st year labs and a 4th year elective, and recently, formal approval to integrate US in the UCLA medical school curriculum in all four years. In research, we completed a fluid responsiveness trial on healthy volunteers, and are continuing work in that area as well acute heart failure, cholecystitis, and medical education. It is an exciting time to be a part of Team UCLA/OV Emergency Ultrasound!

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