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Med Ed International Ultrasound - Switzerland

$2,348
39%
Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
30 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 16, at 08:00 AM PDT
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Med Ed International Ultrasound - Switzerland

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Our Mission

​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. 

 

Introduction

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:

  1. ​​To develop and implement a simulation-based ultrasound curriculum. 
  2. ​To conduct research on the efficacy of this new curriculum compared to the standard instructional model. 
  3. ​To gain knowledge of how to improve U.S. healthcare by studying the Swiss model. 
Levels
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$20

T-shirt!

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$26

T-shirt + shipping!

Thank you for supporting our research with your shirt purchase! We will ship this to you once your shirt is available!

$50

Every bit helps!

Your contributions make a difference, thank you!

$100

Thank you for your support!

As we embark on this ultrasound research, every contribution makes a difference!

$250

Thank you!

We appreciate your contributions!

$500

Sponsor Our Research

Do you like scientific research? Do you like improving healthcare outcomes? Do you want to improve medical student education? Then this is the level for you! Your generous gift will allow us to create a whole new simulation-based ultrasound curriculum, as well as help us to compile and present our research! As a show of our immense gratitude, we will keep you updated about our research along the entire way!

$1,000

Sponsor a Medical Student

You're a superstar! By sponsoring one medical students' trip you are bringing our team infinitely closer to accomplishing our goals. You are helping to cover flight and living expenses that are integral to each team member's ability to actually go on this trip! As we mentioned, we currently have no funding from our school, so this level is the ultimate way to help support us. If you ever wanted to adopt a medical student this is the next best thing! You will receive trip updates at every major milestone, complete with photos and a million* thank yous (*actual number may vary).

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