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 MEDICAL STUDENTS
 PANDEMIC CREATES ‘UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY’ FOR OUWB MEDICAL STUDENTS TO TEACH RESIDENTS
  Medical students from Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine recently found them- selves in the unique position of teaching residents when their point-of-care ultrasound peer-to-peer training program changed course as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The students, along with Arati Kelekar, M.D., an internist at Beaumont Health and OUWB faculty member, got creative and developed a way to offer the training virtually to Beaumont residents -- not the typical flow of training or information sharing. Specif- ically, they taught the residents how to use technol- ogy that is increasingly being utilized in health care.
By design, the program calls for a small group of OUWB students to begin training at the end of their first year in point-of-care ultrasound techniques. Students would then disseminate that information to their peers.
Point-of-care ultrasounds are not meant to replace traditional ultrasounds.
They can be useful in many ways, however, especially in acute situations where patients might
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The pandemic offered this unique opportunity, which I think these students made good use of,” said Kelekar. “They decided to capture an audience that was still not very familiar with this particular kind of training.
Rachel Kalthoff (left) and Rachel Harvey (right) practice point-of-care ultra- sound techniques, long before they taught residents this summer.
(Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic.)
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