Resident-Perceived Benefit of a Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum: A Multifaceted Approach Using Independent Study, Peer Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Jennifer Luz, Imran Siddiqui, Nitin B. Jain, Minna J. Kohler, Jayne Donovan, Paul Gerrard, Joanne Borg-Stein

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) training is now a required component of physiatry residency, but formal curriculum guidelines are not yet required or established. The authors' objective was to assess the educational value of a collaborative residency MSUS training program. The authors designed a structured MSUS training curriculum for residents based on the authors' experience and previous literature. Twenty-five residents participated in this MSUS curriculum designed by faculty and chief residents. Resident volunteers were trained by the faculty as "table trainers" who taught their peers in small groups. Hands-on MSUS training sessions were led by a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty MSUS expert. A Likert scale-formatted questionnaire assessed resident-perceived value of the curriculum. Response rate was 96% (22 of 23). Self-reported MSUS knowledge comparing precurriculum and postcurriculum implementation resulted in significant improvement (P = 0.001). Peer teaching was highly valued, with 86% of residents rating it "very" or "extremely" beneficial (mean [SD] score, 3.9 [1.1]). Self-guided learning, by supplemental scanning and reading, was rated "beneficial" or "very beneficial" by 73% of residents (3.0 [0.7]). The authors' successful pilot program may serve as a teaching model for other residency programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1095-1103
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume94
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Curriculum Development
  • Internship and Residency
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Questionnaires
  • Resident Feedback
  • Rheumatology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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