October 2017

We are happy to announce that our 4th Annual UltraFest, our FREE Ultrasound Symposium hosted by USIG on Sunday, October 8th was a HUGE SUCCESS. The event took place here on the beautiful campus of THE Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in the Biomedical Research Tower.

Some fast facts:

  • > $1,000,000 of ultrasound equipment donated
  • More students in attendance than ever before at more than 200 medical, undergraduate and high school students
  • 6 states represented
  • 12 different medical schools represented

We cannot thank our faculty, TSUPs, and proctors enough for all of the work that they put in to making the 4th Annual UltraFest 2017 the best UltraFest that we've hosted yet!

We hope to see you there next year at the 5th Annual UltraFest.

Questions about how to get involved in planning for next year?:

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Beginner Ultrasound

Intermediate Ultrasound

Advanced Ultrasound

  • Upcoming Sessions
    • Tuesday, November 7th, 5-7pm AUS Pregnancy pathology session, CSEAC 620
    • Tuesday, November 14th, 5-7:30 pm, 6th floor Prior - Pelivc Scan
  • Information about scan to precede session via email
  • Questions? Contact Amber, amber.gombash@osumc.edu

*Medical Students of all training levels are welcome to attend AUS Path Lectures

Honors Ultrasound

  • October Honors Ultrasound Events
    • Thursday, November 9th, 5-7pm, HUS Scanning Session, 6th floor Prior
  • Questions? Contact Dr. Bahner david.bahner@osumc.edu

Trained Simulated Ultrasound Patient (TSUP)

  • Become a TSUP! Follow the instructions found HERE!
  • Sign up HERE!
  • October Opportunities to TSUP
    • Wednesday, October 18th, 8:45am-11am - EM Residents Skill Sessions: Cardiac, IVC
    • Friday, October 20th, 1-3pm - AMHBC Workshop
    • Thursday, October 26th, 9am-12pm - EM Faculty US Training
  • Questions? Contact Kyle and Jess at tsup@osuultrasound.com


  • We have several proctoring opportunities coming up, and we are always in need of proctors. Please consider signing up for one of the following events.
  • October Opportunities to Proctor
    • Wednesday, October 18th, 8:45am-11am - EM Residents Skill Sessions: Cardiac, IVC
    • Friday, October 20th, 1-3pm - AMHBC Workshop
    • Thursday, October 26th, 9am-12pm - EM Faculty US Training
  • If you haven't already signed up to be a proctor, fill out this survey in order to get on the email list!
  • If you have signed up to be a proctor, then sign up for sessions HERE!
  • If you have questions, contact Max Scoville - nicholas.scoville@osumc.edu

Communities of Practice (COPs)

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

  • Emergency Medicine: Sign up for ED scanning shifts (open to all M2s-M4s)!
  • Pediatrics:
    • When: Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 12:30PM
    • Where: Graves 1063
    • What: Come learn about POCUS in the world of pediatric medicine! Dr. Delia Gold, a pediatric EM attending, will be giving a talk over this topic, including the use of ultrasound in pediatrics and tips and tricks for scanning pediatric patients. We will also talk about the future of our new Pediatric COP, including educational activities and research opportunities. Food provided, sign up here!
    • Contact with Questions: Christina Arand (christina.arand@osumc.edu), or Charles McCombs (charles.mccombs@osumc.edu)
  • Want get involved by leading a COP? Fill out this survey!
  • Questions? Contact Michael or Sean!

Ultrasound Research Interest Group (USRIG)

  • Through USRIG we hope to enhance the efforts of research in ultrasound at the medical student level. Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved!
  • Second USRIG lecture: How to do a Lit Search
    • Planning for week of October 30th!
  • Questions? Contact USRIG President Rohit Menon

USIG Engagement Committee

  • If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for USIG, you can submit feedback anonymously.
  • 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!


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Get to know your Executive Board!

Question of the Month:

What is your favorite thing about Fall?

Student Leaders

President - Antoinette Pusateri, M4

Football 🏈

Vice President - Charles McCombs, M3

Cool running weather!

Secretary - Yalan Vu, M2


Treasurer - Toacca Taylor, M2

Candy Corn

Education Coordinator - Max Scoville, M4

Apple cider!

Senior Communities of Practice Coordinator - Michael Howell, M3

Pumpkin pie

Junior Communities of Practice Coordinator - Sean McDermott, M2

Cleveland Indians 2017 World Series Champions

BUS/TSUP Coordinators - Kyle McAtee, M2

DIY Phantom Making for UltraFest

Jess Wolf, M2

Candy Corn

IUS Coordinators - Martina Diaz, M2

Being able to watch Hocus POCUS daily

Anthony Vargas, M2

Buying my new planner

AUS Coordinator - Amber Gombash, M3


Industry Relations Coordinator - Nayan Shah, M2

Football Saturdays here at OSU

Webmaster - Jimmy Moley, M2

Crunchy Leaves

USRIG President - Rohit Menon, M2


USRIG Vice President - Lauren Mamer, M4

Interview season!

Faculty Advisors:

David Bahner, MD, RDMS

Creagh Boulger, MD, RDMS

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