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Old 10-01-2012
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Question Bedside Ultrasound Reading Skills Before Residency!

I have a question pretty important for me. I know that residency programs do not expect any procedures from an IMG before residency starts. They are supposed to learn them during the residency. But what about Ultrasound and other bedside imaging? will they learn it during residency or before starting the residency? because in the US , ultrasound is a bedside investigation performed by the clinician unlike my country where USG is not so available and done by radiologists or sonologists. so, please let me know. My senior and I are going to take USMLE soon.
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Ultrasound is not done by clinicians by US doctors, it's still done by radiology technicians. The only exception perhaps is that some Family Medicine doctors and Obstetricians have some Ultrasound skills and still it's not a requirement.

If you will need to learn bedside ultrasound then you will learn it in your residency, and definitely you don't need to worry about it before starting residency.

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