Coming Along in Uganda

The last two days were frantic, long, but successful days of training. I think we really learned from our last running of this study, as the process has been quite a bit smoother than last year. Our 8 operators have had a steep learning curve, but have climbed it even faster than my optimistic expectation. … [Read more…]

First Day

Yesterday the remainder of the team arrived. Almost. Weather in New York held up sonographer, Erin, stateside for an additional day, while Brian, Gail, and Asha made it late Saturday night. The new arrivals stayed the night by the airport in Entebbe, meeting Alec and me (a volunteer photographer who took the pictures for the … [Read more…]

Visit to Engeye Clinic

I arrived in Kampala late Thursday night, it was wonderful seeing Picho, Collins, and Allan again. On Friday Picho, Allan and I traveled west to Masaka to visit the Engeye clinic in Ddegeya. We were very impressed with the clinic infrastructure, including sustainable solar power and rain capture, and a networked EMR to track patient … [Read more…]

Image Quality Study 2011 Begins

The ITW Image Quality Study is underway! The first ITW volunteer, Ben Johnson, MD (left), arrived safely in Uganda tonight and was met by the ITW team: Picho, Collins and Allan. The rest of the team arrives over the next 2 days. Ben is a recent graduate of UCSD School of Medicine and was part … [Read more…]

UVM Sponsorship

Congratulations to Brandon Chapman and Gwen Fitz-Gerald who recently received $500.00 University of Vermont COM Medical Student Travel Opportunity Awards to present their abstracts at the First World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education in Columbia, SC from April 29 to May 1 hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. The COM … [Read more…]

Practice Makes Perfect

Dr. Brian Garra (left) and first year UVM COM medical student, Asha Zimmerman, review the ITW ultrasound protocols in preparation for their trip to Uganda this month. ITW veteran, third year UVM COM medical student Gwen Fitz-Gerald assists.

Report from South Carolina

It was an honor to share our experiences with the leading professionals from around the world in the field of ultrasound at the First World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education event in South Carolina. It was a valuable experience with multiple great learning opportunities for professional growth and improving personal ultrasound skills. Ultrasound is … [Read more…]

ITW at First World Congress

University of Vermont College of Medicine students Brandon Chapman and Gwen Fitz-Gerald attended the First World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education in South Carolina April 29 – May 1, 2011. Based on their experience with the ITW team in Uganda last summer, Brandon presented “Incorporating Global Imaging into the Medical Education Curriculum” and Gwen … [Read more…]