I’m an emergency medicine resident who loves bedside ultrasound. While I’m a California native, I enjoyed life in the Southeastern US for medical school and now the good life in Ohio for residency. When I started SonoMojo, I was a medical student and has it ever grown since!
At the start of medical school we had NO ultrasound education available to students and definitely no ultrasound in our curriculum. I stumbled upon ultrasound by complete accident at the start of my 2nd year. With the guidance of a WONDERFUL ultrasound faculty adviser I discovered the wealth of FOAMed ultrasound resources available to ultrasound learners and navigated through these resources to developed a FOAMed based ultrasound curriculum. I also started an ultrasound student group without any financial support or ultrasounds, which forced us to develop our own resources from scratch. A couple years later our school had a large student organization that teaches bedside ultrasound to our fellow students (and sometimes faculty), official ultrasound electives, and ultrasound labs in our physical exam and anatomy curriculum. This has largely been the result of a student-driven model of ultrasound curriculum integration and the support of one amazing ultrasound faculty member. I’ve shared our experiences in developing our own ultrasound education and some resources to help you do the same. Happy ultrasounding! Please enjoy the site!
Dr. Jennifer Cotton, MD RDMS
(Oh and my opinions are my own… They do not represent my former medical school or current residency program.)