The Use of Ultrasound in Undergraduate Medical Anatomy Education: a Systematic Review with Narrative Synthesis

Edward J.G. Kenny, Haran N. Makwana, Maria Thankachan, Lauren Clunie, Angelique N. Dueñas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This systematic review aimed to synthesize the literature on how ultrasound is currently used in anatomy education within medical schools. A systematic search of Ovid MEDLINE, Scopus, and Educational Resources Information Centre was conducted. Thirty-four relevant unique articles were included from the 1,272 identified from the databases and analyzed via narrative synthesis. Thematic analysis generated two domain summaries: “Successful Aspects of Ultrasound Teaching” and “Barriers to Implementation,” each with additional subthemes, aimed to help educators inform best teaching practices from the current evidence base in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1195-1208
Number of pages14
JournalMedical Science Educator
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • Anatomy education
  • Medical education
  • Medical students
  • Point-of-care ultrasonography
  • Systematic review
  • Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound
  • Undergraduate medical education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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