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Table 5 Infrastructural details of program development at wake forest school of medicine

From: Scoping review of implementing a longitudinal curriculum in undergraduate medical education: The wake forest experience

Machines Initial grant funding 4 cart-based machines, each with a phased array, curvilinear and linear probe
One owned by the institution machine on permanent loan from the manufacturer
The success of the curriculum allowed additional machine purchases possible, to a total of 9 cart-based machines, each with a 3-probe setup
Physical space requirements A room large enough for 1 to 3 instructors to supervise 5–6 groups of students
Stretchers or exam tables are needed so that students or standardized models can lie recumbent for exams
The lab sessions initially were held in an available large meeting room in the medical school building. In 2017 we moved to a new building and held ultrasound laboratory sessions in a large multipurpose room
Audiovisual We have found it is also very helpful to have large secondary displays for group members to observe that can be repositioned so that student models can also see the image
At curriculum launch, we purchased gurneys for use during ultrasound lab sessions and two large LCD displays on portable mounts
2017 converted to with 5 mounted displays as well as our exiting mobile displays
Personnel requirements Faculty/sonographer hours per session 4–16 h (yearly estimate)
  1. LCD liquid–crystal display