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Table 4 Summary of student curriculum evaluations 2006–2014

From: The evolution of an integrated ultrasound curriculum (iUSC) for medical students: 9-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 4.16 84.7 %
 2. The use of ultrasound in physiology has enhanced my ability to learn basic physiology 3.83 71.4 %
 3. I found the scheduled hands-on laboratory sessions with standardized patients helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.43 92.1 %
 4. I found the open laboratory sessions used to practice scanning each other helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.31 80.2 %
 5. I found the overall educational experience in ultrasound enhanced my medical education 4.44 93.2 %
 6. I would like to see more ultrasound in the curriculum 4.17 79.4 %
M2 class
 1. The use of ultrasound in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine (M2) has allowed for increased clinical correlation with basic science instruction 4.27 90.3 %
 2. Ultrasound has enhanced my understanding and skills of the physical exam 4.25 90.2 %
 3. I found the scheduled hands-on laboratory sessions with standardized patients helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.48 91.2 %
 4. I found the open laboratory sessions used to practice scanning each other helpful in learning ultrasonography 4.11 75.0 %
 6. I found the overall educational experience in ultrasound enhanced my medical education 4.44 93.1 %
 7. I would like to see more ultrasound in the curriculum 4.03 70.5 %
  1. aScale: 1 = Strongly disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = neither agree nor disagree; 4 = agree; 5 = strongly agree