June 2017

Hello scanners!

With a new year upon us, we are SUPER excited for the upcoming year and all the crazy awesome opportunities for ULTRASOUND! Scroll through our new newsletter to see what's going on and how you can get involved. Interested in an event? Click on the hyperlink to have the date downloaded to your calendar! Happy scanning :)

UltraFest is a free Ultrasound Symposium where we plan to host more than 200 medical students, undergraduate college students, and high school students from across the Midwest and the entire country, as well as physicians from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Our purpose is to teach ultrasound fundamentals and point of care ultrasound scanning techniques through scanning sessions and fun competitions! Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Want to be a leader for UltraFest? Sign up here by Friday June 16th, 2017!

Beginner Ultrasound

TSUP Sign up


  • 1st EVER Summer BUS
  • New upcoming curriculum

Upcoming Scanning Sessions:

  • 9/5
  • 10/10
  • 11/21
  • 1/9
  • 2/6
  • 3/13
  • 4/3

Intermediate Ultrasound


Wanna try IUS?

  • App sent 6/15
  • Will be DUE 6/25

Upcoming Sessions:


Advanced Ultrasound

Log Hours

AUS/Path Session 1a

  • June 21
  • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • CSEAC (Prior 6-- TBD)
  • Topic: Chest Pain
  • Open to everyone

AUS/Path Session 1b

  • June 28
  • 5:30-7:30 pm
  • CSEAC (Prior 6)
  • Hands-on Scanning Session
  • Open to past IUS participants

~Case of the Month~

A 54 yo male with flank pain and hematuria presents and the following ultrasound is obtained. What is the diagnosis?

What is the management if the patient has been symptomatic for 2 weeks and the pain is not controlled as an outpatient and he had a 5mm stone seen on CT at an outside hospital 12 days ago?

What are the next steps?

Didactics (Where: James B050)

Hands-on (Where: Prior 6)

Journal Club (Where: Prior 6)

In the coming year, we will continue to emphasize the Ultrasound Timeout and encourage models to “Speak Up” if an uncomfortable situation arises.

If you are interested in becoming a TSUP model, click here.

Please consider volunteering as a TSUP during BUS held in June--these hours can be included for your required 15 IUS hours. Email here if interested!

June Opportunities:

Sign Up Here (Sessions from 5:30-7:30 pm)

Proctor Guides Here

Ultrasound Communities of Practice are groups of students and doctors dedicated to furthering ultrasound within their specialty. This is where you'll find the latest information on COP activities.

We are currently bolstering the COPs over the summer to prepare for the fall. If you're interested in being a COP leader, email us!

Also, look for an email soon about ED scan shifts!

The Ultrasound Research Interest Group(USRIG) is a newly formed group for engaging in ultrasound research and helping students with all steps of the research process from finding a project to securing funding to publishing a manuscript to presenting at a national conference!

Interested? Email USRIG President Rohithere... we look forward to working with you!

Note from the Advisor

What a year for ultrasound! This past fall a USIG delegation attended the World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education at Texas Tech. While there, they attended lectures, presented research and competed in the Ultrasound World Cup, a medical student competition focused around ultrasound. Our team of Charles McCombs, Nick Kelly and Michelle Corrado came in first place after beating out teams from University of South Carolina and University of California Irvine. On February 25th, our USIG held its Annual Ultrafest and it was an outstanding success. Students from area high schools, multiple colleges and various regional medical schools participated in this all day event sponsored by vendors and the department of emergency medicine at Ohio State. The day included educational events on topics from MSK, cardiac, to abdominal scanning. This student run event has been a resounding success and plans to continue this event in October are already in the planning stages.

In March, over a dozen medical students attended the AIUM annual convention in Orlando Florida. While there, the students participated as models for various educational sessions, presented their e-posters and presented oral podium presentations. The start of the conference was a Sonoslam ultrasound competition that included 23 medical school teams of students competing in 3 possible rounds. Fortunately, the Ohio State team of Charles McCombs, Jeff Yu and Samantha King bested the competition and brought home the Sonoslam Cup for the 2nd year in a row. It is now true that the last 3 medical student ultrasound competitions have been won by Ohio State students.

We are very lucky to have great leadership in our USIG and this includes faculty that participate in the student group such as Dr. Creagh Boulger, Dr. Michael Prats, Dr. Lauren Branditz and Dr. Delia Gold among others. Our student leadership of USIG this year is led by president Antoinette Pusateri and Vice president Charles McCombs. Many other students are involved as we have one of the most active USIG’s in the country. We have bigger goals for 2017-2018 and we need more student leaders. Please contact your friends in USIG, stop in to 756 Prior to my office or go to our website to see what activities are coming up. Ultrasound is a fantastic medical tool to learn how to use. We are fortunate at Ohio State to have so many resources and we continue to promote ultrasound for the care of our patients. Please contact us and get involved in USIG!


David Bahner M.D., RDMS

Professor of Emergency Medicine


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