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Table 5 Summary of student curriculum evaluations

From: An integrated ultrasound curriculum (iUSC) for medical students: 4-year experience

Questions Mean Likert Scorea Mean% responding agree or strongly agree (%)
M1 class
 1. The use of ultrasound in gross anatomy has enhanced my ability to learn basic anatomy 4.07 81.2
 2. The use of ultrasound in physiology hasb enhanced my ability to learn basic physiology 3.79 69.8
 3. I found the scheduled hands-on laboratory sessions with standardized patients helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.53 94.0
 4. I found the open laboratory sessions used to practice scanning each other helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.23 79.4
 6. I found the overall educational experience in ultrasound enhanced my medical education 4.48 94.6
 7. I would like to see more ultrasound in the curriculum 4.14 77.5
M2 class   
 8. The use of ultrasound in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (M2) has allowed for increased clinical correlation with basic science instruction 4.30 90.7
 9. Ultrasound has enhanced my understanding and skills of the physical exam 4.31 92.0
 3. I found the scheduled hands-on laboratory sessions with standardized patients helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.58 93.5
 4. I found the open laboratory sessions used to practice scanning each other helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.11 73.2
 6. I found the overall educational experience in ultrasound enhanced my medical education 4.48 93.6
 7. I would like to see more ultrasound in the curriculum 4.08 73.3
  1. aScale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neither agree nor disagree, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree
  2. bScores not recorded for 2008–2009 academic year