Medicine is an ever evolving field and we are its lifelong students. Doctors are always learning new things, exploring new ideas and finding out concepts they learned when they were students are out of date. In that regard, the road of medical education never has a dull moment.
Yesterday, I participated in an ultrasound workshop along with a few of my classmates as a volunteer patient for a number of doctors in town. An ultrasound technologist was there to work through any concerns the doctors had to improve their practice:
“I’d like to go through a pneumothorax workup.”
“Can you run through an ocular ultrasound?”
Even as a patient, it was really interesting just to watch the monitor and see the inside. It was easy to just get lost in the images that were coming up on the monitor. When one of the doctors showed me a beautiful four chamber view of my heart, I had to remind myself this isn’t just another educational video online. This was me.