Ultrasound technologies are rapidly advancing. These tools are effective in teaching and can directly benefit patients. EVMS has committed to developing a four-year ultrasound curriculum so that our graduates are prepared to integrate these technologies into their practice routines, improving patient outcomes. But 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.

Craig Goodmurphy, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Anatomy, has taken a lead role in development of the ultrasound education initiative at EVMS. Dr. Goodmurphy and his team have been developing training models, educational methodologies and phantom trainers. This helps solve some of the challenges that come with training larger numbers of medical professionals, empowering students to foster their skills and become leaders in ultrasound-facilitated medicine.

EVMS 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.