Ultrasound scanning (US) is a new universal medical tool that may be compared to the stethoscope. Both are highly operator-dependent examinations used for screening, and both should be followed by more conclusive examinations. Clinical ultrasound can be seen as an extension of the clinical examination. Since 2009, 1,141 medical students have participated in a training course in basic US at the University of Copenhagen. The evaluation of the course has been good with the average score of 5.21 on a 7-point Likert scale. Students' feedback on the questionnaire reveal that the clinical departments are not capable of supervising the further training. A description of the training in US, an evaluation of the course and a discussion on how to implement the outcome of the course in clinical pratice is summarised.
|Translated title of the contribution||Medical students gain from a practical course in clinical ultrasound.|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|