March 2018

Happy March, OSUCOM!

Survive the last bit of cold with ultrasound this month by attending some of our fun and informative ultrasound sessions!

It's time for the USIG exec leadership transition!

If you are interested in applying to be part of the USIG leadership team, please follow the link to read about each position then fill out an application here. Applications are due March 23, 2018.

A description of each position can be found here

Beginner Ultrasound

Intermediate Ultrasound

Advanced Ultrasound

  • Upcoming Session:
    • Tuesday, March 27, 2018: Get ready for a trick-shot, fun, hands-on scanning session that you won't want to miss!
  • All AUS members need to finish up their final projects and submit them to Amber or Michelle
  • Questions? Contact Amber, amber.gombash@osumc.eduor Michelle,

Honors Ultrasound

  • Honors Ultrasound/Open Scanning Sessions
    • Done for the year!
    • Good luck on Match Day M4s!
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Bahner

Trained Simulated Ultrasound Patient (TSUP)

  • Next opportunity: Tuesday, March13th, 5-7:30 - BUS head and neck, IUS open scanningBecome a TSUP! Follow the instructions found here!
  • Sign up for scans here!
  • Questions? Contact Kyle and Jess at


Communities of Practice (COPs)

COPs are groups of doctors and students dedicated to advancing US within a specialty.

  • Interested in joining a COP, or have other questions? Contact Michael or Sean!

Ultrasound Research Interest Group (USRIG)

  • Next USRIG Lecture on Proposals/IRB: TBA
  • Ultrasound MDSR Students:Feel free to reach out to us sooner for help! Contact USRIG President Rohit Menon

USIG Engagement Committee

  • Upcoming Events
    • Games, competitions, social events, extra scanning sessions - we'll keep you updated as we confirm dates and activities!
  • Questions or comments? Contact Michael!


March 24, 2018

SONOSLAM Med Student Ultrasound Competition

in NYC!

Get to know your Executive Board!

Question of the month:

If you could pick the music in the OR, what would you listen to?

Student Leaders

President - Antoinette Pusateri, M4

Justin Timberlake's new album!

Vice President - Charles McCombs, M3

Hamilton soundtrack, on repeat, over and over and over and over again

Secretary - Yalan Vu, M2

Seven Lions

Treasurer - Toacca Taylor, M2


Education Coordinator - Max Scoville, M4

Despacito - Spanish version

Senior Communities of Practice Coordinator - Michael Howell, M3

Ed Sheeran

Junior Communities of Practice Coordinator - Sean McDermott, M2


BUS/TSUP Coordinators - Kyle McAtee, M2


Jess Wolf, M2


IUS Coordinators - Martina Diaz, M2

Imagine Dragons - but only songs from their Night Visions ablum

Anthony Vargas, M2

Thunderstorm Ambient noise

AUS Coordinator - Amber Gombash, M3

Kendrick Lamar

Industry Relations Coordinator - Nayan Shah, M2


Webmaster - Jimmy Moley, M2

Kings of Leon

USRIG President - Rohit Menon, M2

Havana - Spanish version

USRIG Vice President - Lauren Mamer, M4

Frank Sinatra

Faculty Advisors:

David Bahner, MD, RDMS

Guns and Roses

Creagh Boulger, MD, RDMS

Pop from the early 2000's

Letter from Dr. Bahner

As an advisor, I am so proud of all the OSU students that participate in the Ultrasound Interest Group and the Ultrasound Research Interest Group. The past year has seen a lot of students lead, serve and inspire! For example multiple students participated in the 2 Ultrafest last year in February and October 2017. Hosting these regional event for students from medical school, college and high school was a great time to learn how to use ultrasound and make new connections.

The students from USIG participated this past year in AIUM’s national convention and won the Sonoslam medical student event in 2017 becoming back to back winners from 2016 NY and 2017 Orlando. Can the OSU team win back to back to back in 2018 in New York City? We will see on March 24, 2018!

The 2017 WCUME event was in Montreal and OSU medical students and residents represented across the border with our colleagues north of the great lakes. The 2018 WCUME Ultrasound world cup will be held in Winston Salem in 2018 and it is my hope that OSU could field a team this year and reclaim this ultrasound world cup from the 2017 winning team of Iran!

The state of our Ultrasound Program at OSU is strong! I know we can do better and it is my hope to brand 2018 the Year of SOLUTIONS. Our teams at the medical student, faculty, fellow and resident levels are constantly changing, however the camaraderie, collaborations, and respect for each other helps us continue to achieve our goals.

Ohio State students continue to be the exemplars in the medical student ultrasound arena. I hope we can continue to lead in 2018.


David P. Bahner M.D.

Ultrasound Division Chief

Professor of Emergency Medicine

USIG Advisor 2018