First year internal medicine residents’ self-report point-of-care ultrasound knowledge and skills: what (Little) difference three years make

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Title: First year internal medicine residents’ self-report point-of-care ultrasound knowledge and skills: what (Little) difference three years make
Authors: Chahley, Tanner
Lam, Ada W.
Halman, Samantha
Watson, Kathryn
Ma, Irene W.
Date: 2021-09-07
Abstract: Abstract Background With increasing availability of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) education in medical schools, it is unclear whether or not learning needs of junior medical residents have evolved over time. Methods We invited all postgraduate year (PGY)-1 residents at three Canadian internal medicine residency training programs in 2019 to complete a survey previously completed by 47 Canadian Internal Medicine PGY-1 s in 2016. Using a five-point Likert scale, participants rated perceived applicability of POCUS to the practice of internal medicine and self-reported skills in 15 diagnostic POCUS applications and 9 procedures. Results Of the 97 invited residents, 58 (60 %) completed the survey in 2019. Participants reported high applicability but low skills across all POCUS applications and procedures. The 2019 cohort reported higher skills in assessing pulmonary B lines than the 2016 cohort (2.3 ± SD 1.0 vs. 1.5 ± SD 0.7, adjusted p-value = 0.01). No other differences were noted. Conclusions POCUS educational needs continue to be high in Canadian internal medicine learners. The results of this needs assessment study support ongoing inclusion of basic POCUS elements in the current internal medicine residency curriculum.
URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02915-1
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/42663
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications
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