The use of point-of-care ultrasound (US) in the clinical setting has undergone massive growth, although its incorporation into training and practice is variable. Surgeons are interested in using point-of-care US and can incorporate it effectively into clinical practice. However, the current state of point-of-care US training in general surgery is inadequate. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education introduced the Milestones Project to evaluate resident and fellow performance. Emergency medicine is the only specialty with a point-of-care US milestone. We have successfully implemented a US training program into our general surgery residency curriculum and now propose milestones in point-of-care US for all general surgery residents.
Keywords: general surgery; milestones; point-of-care ultrasound.
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