Introduction of an Educational Accreditation System for Abdominal Ultrasonography

Jae Myung Cha, Dong Ki Lee, Hyung Joon Yim, Jin Mo Yang, Seung Ok Lee, Sung Koo Lee
2018 Korean Journal of Gastroenterology  
Abdominal ultrasonography uses the transmission and reflection of ultrasound waves to observe the internal organs through the abdominal wall and can visualize various abdominal anatomical structures. Abdominal ultrasound examinations are performed by gastroenterologists or other specialists in internal medicine and radiologists trained for this procedure. Thus far, abdominal ultrasonography has not been included in the standard education of gastroenterologists in Korea. On the other hand,
more » ... nal ultrasonography is being used increasingly, making it necessary to establish a training program in Korea. Abdominal ultrasonography was established as an essential part of education for the resident training program in 2017. In addition, an educational accreditation system for the trainers of ultrasonography in the field of internal medicine, including gastroenterology, was developed in 2018. This article describes the development process of the educational accreditation system for trainers of ultrasonography. (Korean J Gastroenterol 2018;71:303-307)
doi:10.4166/kjg.2018.71.6.303 fatcat:oswu46htezgrdn5im4pmkhevoa