Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

SCIP (SDMS Members): Creating Educational Moments in a Busy Department
Kim Michael, MA, RDMS (AB, OB, NE, BR), RVT, RT(R)
Cost:  Free
SDMS CME Credit:  1

Course Description

SCIP Creating Educational Moments in a Busy Department

This course is designed to provide the audience with information on how the increased use of ultrasound in medicine will impact the profession. The need for sonographers is expected to increase considerably in the next 5-10 years, but providing a quality clinical education may become more difficult as ultrasound department volumes rise. The lecture will focus on the importance of serving as a clinical education site and how to create educational opportunities in the busy clinical setting.

Target Audience

Primary: Clinical Instructors and Preceptors

Will also benefit: Sonographers or Department Managers aspiring to become a clinical education site.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the job outlook for the sonography profession
  • Define the role of the clinical educator
  • List the costs of not serving as a clinical education site
  • Discuss the role of a clinical educator as an instructor, observer and provider of feedback
  • List ways to prepare your department to best serve as a clinical education site
  • Describe the skills the sonography student will need to develop to become a competent entry-level sonographer