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Korean J Gastroenterol 2019; 73(2): 66-69  https://doi.org/10.4166/kjg.2019.73.2.66
How to Revitalize the Abdominal Ultrasonography Education Program
Beom Kyung Kim, Jae Myung Cha1 and Do Seon Song2
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University1, Seoul; Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea2, Suwon, Korea
Correspondence to: Do Seon Song, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 93 Jungbu-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon 16247, Korea. Tel: +82-31-881-8970, Fax: +82-31-253-8898, E-mail: dsman@catholic.ac.kr, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8278-4878
Received: December 28, 2018; Revised: January 31, 2019; Accepted: February 1, 2019; Published online: February 25, 2019.
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Abstract
Abdominal ultrasound examinations are performed by many gastroenterologists in clinical practice, but abdominal ultrasound education has not been included in internal medicine resident or gastroenterology fellowship training courses. Abdominal ultrasound education was established as an essential part of the resident training program in 2017, and since then interest in ultrasound has increased. An educational accreditation system for trainers of ultrasonography in the internal medicine field was developed in 2018, but accredited ultrasound trainers and equipment and space for ultrasound education are lacking. This article describes how to revitalize ultrasound education program for resident and fellowship training.
Keywords: Education; Ultrasonography; Training; Gastroenterology; Gastroenterology


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