Gallbladder Ultrasound

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MUSIG presents an introduction to sonographic gall bladder assessment. Free hands-on workshop with instructors. Limited space. One hour workshop. Sign-up required.

Preparation required: chapter on Cholecystitis in Bedside Ultrasound by Dr. Steinmetz.

When: February 19, 2019. 6:30-8:30pm.

Where: Mcintyre Room 202.

Who is invited? Any Mcgill medical student interested in practicing gallbladder ultrasound!

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ULTRA – core POCUS intense review

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ULTRA-Review of core PoCUS techniques and principles + access to U/S simulator. Held in the multi-purpose room at the Jewish General Hospital. Taught by senior tutors and supervised by Dr. Joel Turner, director of ultrasound fellowship at McGill.
COST – $15 non-refundable. send to

When: December 6, 2018. 6-8pm.

Where: Jewish General Hospital, meeting at the ER entrance.

Who is invited? Scanning event for students who took the core POCUS training. First 12 participants to send the form will get the spot. Prep materials will be sent out to participants.

Beyond Sub-Xiphoid

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Introduction to advanced cardiac views like parasternal long and short axis, and apical 4 chamber. Instructor is Dr. Friedlander, chief cardiologist at Hôpital Notre-Dame. Training session will be at the cardiac echo suite of Hôpital Notre-Dame. Light preparatory material will be provided prior to event.
ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE. (If interest is high, we may open a second session to start at 7:30pm).

When: December 3rd, 2018. 6-7:30pm.

Where: Hospital Notre-Dame, 1560 Sherbrooke E.

Who is invited? Anyone interested in cardiology and/ or ultrasound!

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Eye Ultrasound

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This is an essential skill for Emergency Medicine wannabe’s, ophthalmologist hopefuls, family medicine lovers, or just anyone that wants to be a good doctor. Presentation on eye ultrasound and then hands-on practice so we look the part during rotations.

When: November 14, 2018. TWO SESSIONS – 6pm & 7pm.

Where: McMed rm 519.

Who is invited? Any medical student interested in ophthalmology and/ or ultrasound!

Space is very limited. Sign-up on google sheet posted below.

Review of the BASICS

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MUSIG is hosting its first “free scan” extra practice session right on campus! There will be FMD ultrasound instructors on hand to help with scans and questions. All years are welcome and you can choose what you would like to practice. There will be 3 1-hour practice slots to maximize the use of the machines and availability for students. Participants will SCAN and be SCANNED.

When: November 1st, 2018. 6-9pm.

Where: Mcintyre Room 519.

Who is invited? Mcgill medical students of all years, from pre-med to M4!

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This event was sponsored by GE Healthcare + Sonosite.

Applications of Ultrasound in Dermatology

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Do you have an interest in Ultrasound? Ever wondered what cool new uses there are for sonography? We’ve got something coming your way!

Interested in dermatology? Are you curious about innovative ways of answering derm clinical questions? Hold on tight!

Come learn about how ultrasound is making its way into the clinical practice of dermatology. Technical aspects of ultrasound in derm will be discussed and applications of sonography in diseases of the hair, nails and skin will be introduced. Med-4 student Alexandra Saad will also share her experience rotating in Ultrasound Dermatology in Spain. Hope you can make it!

When: October 29, 2018. 6:30-7:30 pm.
Where: Thompson House 404.
Who is invited? All those interested in dermatology and/ or ultrasound!
PS: FREE ~Halloween themed~ snacks will be served


Family Medicine Symposium

The 10th Annual Family Medicine Student Symposium will be hosted by McGill University this year on Sept 29th! MUSIG will be holding intro to US workshops at the Sim Centre for students from other universities from around Quebec and Ottawa University!

This workshop will introduce students to Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and provide students with the opportunity to work with ultrasound machines. This workshop will help students connect what they learn in basic science courses, anatomy laboratory, and basic clinical foundations. This is achieved through participation in a hands-on session led by senior medical students and residents.

When? September 28, 2018. 8am-6pm.

Where? Steinberge Centre for Simulation and Interaction Learning (Sim Center) – 3675 av. du Parc

Registration? Online, or in person.–YFSVvE4FEufYqCsxD0ZpCHHfDj49ystEnw-dhFrukyg

McGill Med-1 OSCE Preparation Day

MUSIG is happy to present a day of case-based review of the entire FMD ultrasound course for medical students to get them ready for their OSCE exam! This session will be taught by IP certified students that will review a year and a half of ultrasound material with students. Students will also act as mannequins for our sessions. This session is open to ALL students in their first year of medical school at McGill University that wish to prepare and further practice before their examination.

When? June 9, 2018. Two sessions: 9am and 12 am.

Where? Mcintyre Medical Building, room 202-203.

Registration? Please sign your name on our sign-up sheet below. First come, first serve policy.

NOTE. failure to provide a replacement may result in exclusion from future MUSIG training events.


Cardiac Echo

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Interested in Ultrasound? Thinking of Cardiology or simply want to learn more about cardiac echo?

MUSIG is hosting its first event in its seminar series addressing advanced topics in Ultrasound Techniques. Our aim is to complement our ultrasound curriculum with lectures and demos by leading professionals in the field.

Special guest joining Dr. Friedlander! Dr. Guttman (Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Centre, New York) will be joining us to lecture on ER Ultrasound techniques + demo!

When: April 4, 2018. 6:30-8pm.

Where: Mcintyre Medical Building, room 519.

Who is invited? All medical students interested in cardiology and/ or ultrasound!

Extra: food will be provided AND there will be a live demo on a portable V-scan ultrasound machine!

Our first speaker, Dr. Friedlander, completed his medical school, internal medicine and cardiology training at McGill University and his advanced (level 3) echocardiography training at the Jewish General Hospital. He is chief of the department of cardiology at Hôpital Notre-Dame with cross-appointment to the Lakeshore General Hospital. He has an interest in clinical cardiology, echocardiography, and medical education. He will discuss cardiac echo techniques with demo of a portable V-scan US machine!

His special guest, Dr. Guttman is the incoming emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship director at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and completed medical school at McGill where he stayed on to complete his Emergency Medicine residency. Having had enough of the cold Canadian weather and of everyone being so nice, he moved south and completed an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His current academic interests include all things ultrasound, but most specifically bowel ultrasound, MSK ultrasound and critical care ultrasound. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Rebecca and son Jonah. He will talk about ER Ultrasound techniques + demo!