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Point-of-care Ultrasound Training for Fellowship Teachers and Students

Yangon, March 22, 2024
Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) training was provided to the teachers and students of the fellowship program at the Standard Family Medicine Clinic. The training session was led by Dr. Scott Karpowicz, a family medicine professor from University of California San Francisco (UCSF), who has travelled to Myanmar several times before to work with MAFP under the faculty development program.
POCUS allows primary care doctors (Family Medicine and General Practice) to use an ultrasound in clinic to assist in rapidly making certain diagnoses. POCUS offers an opportunity to better choose hospital referrals and spare patients unnecessary costs and hardship.
After the brief presentation about the use of POCUS in ambulatory care, Dr. Scott offered hands-on training to each participant. MAFP is exploring how Myanmar primary care doctors might be able to implement POCUS skills to improve medical decision-making and resource utilization.


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