Ultrasound Medical Education

Ultrasound Medical Education Projects:

Dr. Goodmurphy has taken a lead role in development of the Ultrasound Education initiative at EVMS. He recently hosted the 2nd Conference in Ultrasound Education for Anatomy and Physiology Education.  A promotional video for the conference can also be viewed.

Ultrasound technologies have matured to the point where we are seeing them directly benefit patients and save lives. EVMS has committed to developing a 4 year ultrasound curriculum such that our student graduates are suitably prepared to integrate this technology into their practice routines improving their patient outcomes. However, as a new and evolving science there is much work to be done to properly train and prepare students using this emerging and evolving technology.

Dr. Goodmurphy and his team have been developing training models, educational methodologies and phantom trainers that help him to solve some of the difficulties of training larger numbers of medical professionals with the necessary skill sets to take up their future roles as leaders in Ultrasound facilitated medicine.

The EVMS Department of Pathology and Anatomy is actively involved in developing ultrasound phantoms related to women’s health issues. These phantoms are designed to train physicians, surgeons and students in the reading, scanning and recognition of benign and metastatic breast lesions as well as placental placement issues associated with pregnancy screening.