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

FieldValue
dc.contributor.authorChahley, Tanner
dc.contributor.authorLam, Ada W.
dc.contributor.authorHalman, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorMa, Irene W.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-14T03:23:26Z
dc.date.available2021-09-14T03:23:26Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-07
dc.identifier.citationBMC Medical Education. 2021 Sep 07;21(1):476
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02915-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/42663
dc.description.abstractAbstract 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.
dc.titleFirst year internal medicine residents’ self-report point-of-care ultrasound knowledge and skills: what (Little) difference three years make
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2021-09-14T03:23:26Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderThe Author(s)
CollectionLibre accès - Publications // Open Access - Publications

Files