Ultrasound Essentials for Surgical Residents (USER) - Geisinger
The National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed the UltraSound Essentials for Surgical Residents for residents interested in ultrasound imaging. This online, on-demand course provides the learner with basic education and training in ultrasound imaging as a foundation for specific clinical applications.
Introduction to UltraSound Essentials for Residents
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS
William R. Fry, MD, FACS
Ultrasound of the breast
Jay K. Harness, MD, FACS
Abdominal Ultrasound and Extended FAST
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACS
Thyroid and Parathyroid ultrasound
R. Stephen Smith, MD, FACS
- Surgical residents
Upon completion of the Ultrasound Essentials for Surgical Residents, the learner should be able to describe the positions and techniques used to conduct:
- Vascular ultrasound
- Thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound
- Ultrasound of the breast
- Abdominal ultrasound and extended FAST
In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.
The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.
Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.
Speaker and Moderator Disclosures
David Hoyt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
William R. Fry, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Lawrence Marshall Gillman, MD - Nothing to disclose
Mark A. Gittleman, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Jay Kenneth Harness, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Junji Machi, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Amy Catherine Sisley, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
R. Stephen Smith, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Pat Winston Whitworth, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Eugene Zierler, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
A Certificate of Participation will be awarded for this course. This activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.
To receive the Certificate, participants will need to complete the following:
- Review all course materials, including pre-/posttest requirements
- Course evaluation
- 1.00 Certificate of Completion
You may enroll in the course free of charge.
You will be asked to register for the course and provide information to complete the registration process.
Once you have completed the registration process, an email will be sent to you with the confirmation and course login information.