It is not easy to pick the material that will be used to forge a first year medical student’s first impression of ultrasound.  We want them to be excited about the utility of the technology, understand the broad applicability of it, and thirst for more.  My approach has been to give a quick introduction to the technology, medical education, physics and then get right into what they have been learning already in gross anatomy.  We then do “ultrasound anatomy labs” that mirror the gross anatomy dissection labs.  This introductory video goes over some very basics, some anatomy of the neck, arm, shoulder, chest wall, and thoracic pleura.  Would be interested to hear what other schools are doing.

Slightly outdated now that Sarah is not on maternity leave.  Thank you Zach Soucy for the inspiration and some of the slides.