Med Ed International Ultrasound - Switzerland
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To raise $6,000 to enable our team to teach ultrasound to medical students in Switzerland and to help fund research into improving ultrasound curricula.
Hello! We are UCI School of Medicine's Team Swiss! Who are we? We're 5 first-year medical students who are looking to fund an international trip to teach ultrasound to the medical students of Basel University in Switzerland. Ultrasound is becoming an increasingly common minimally invasive imaging tool, used in a wide variety of medical settings. Thus, by teaching ultrasound in Switzerland we will be spreading valuable information about a powerful and versatile medical tool. We will also be conducting research on the efficacy of simulation-based ultrasound education and whether that improves a medical student's understanding of physiology. This is of great potential benefit to include modalities of education that promote better understanding for medical students at home in addition to abroad! Switzerland also presents a very unique opportunity to study healthcare policy. The U.S. and Switzerland have very similar capitalist economies, however Switzerland has a much more efficient healthcare system, spends less money on healthcare, and 99.5% of its citizens have health insurance.
Funding and Goals
We will be in Switzerland teaching for 4 weeks, and even though this is a School of Medicine sanctioned trip we currently have no funding from the medical school. This is why we are reaching out to you! With your generous donations we will be able accomplish our 3 main goals:
- To develop and implement a simulation-based ultrasound curriculum.
- To conduct research on the efficacy of this new curriculum compared to the standard instructional model.
- To gain knowledge of how to improve U.S. healthcare by studying the Swiss model.