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From the 1Department of Emergency Medicine, 2Department of Medical Education, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.
Correspondence to Dr. Brandon Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EBCMED ID: ebcmed.JAPM.2018.0016 DOI: 10.24015/ebcmed.JAPM.2018.0016
Ultrasound has been described as the stethoscope of the future, both excitedly by admirers and jokingly by detractors. While I cannot see the stethoscope ever being fully replaced by the probe, ultrasound is quickly becoming a tool that contemporary medical students and residents are almost as familiar with as they are the bell and diaphragm. However, this is a relatively new development with focused ultrasound education only recently becoming part of some medical school curricula. This is in sharp contrast with the fact that ultrasound is a well-established, safe, and rapid diagnostic tool that dramatically improves both patient care and satisfaction.
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