Distinction Program

Hey Ultrasound Aficionados!                                                       
The much talked about  USIG Distinction program is ready to begin for the 2015 -2016 school year.Below you will find the program outline and the link to the Google form you can use to report your activities.

Program Outline: here
Program Log: here
Progress Sheet: here

USIG is very excited to be launching this program and we hope that everybody will earn member with distinction status!

Here is a quick rundown of the program:
What is USIG member with distinction? 
The program is designed to help you get even more out of USIG. It is designed to help make you better sonographers and to give you a little something extra to put on your resume. In short, it is a somewhat official way to say that you are well on your way to becoming an ultrasound master. This is something to work on over the course of your 4 years of med school – it doesn’t have to be completed in 1 year.
How does it work?
You earn US distinction by earning points in different categories (Participation, Scanning, and Didactics) and by actually practicing your scanning. The goal is to get a total of 35 points with at least 10 in each of the above categories and to log at least 150 scans. This may sound like a lot, but these add up really quickly!
What kind of activities count?
Anything from attending meetings to reading chapters from textbooks and everything in between! Consult the program outline for more details.
How do I log things?
It’s very simple. Just use the Google form and USIG will take care of the rest. Every month USIG will post an updated progress chart so you know where you stand.

For example:
Let’s say you are an M1 who went to the very 1st USIG lunch meeting, came to the cardiac workshop, and scanned 3 people at the workshop –>  2 attendance points and 3/25 cardiac scans complete.

Or, if you are an M2… 1st lunch meeting + 2 MSK workshops + 4 scans at each workshop –> 3 attendance points and 8/25 MSK scans complete

See how quickly these things add up!

If you have any questions about the program send an email to josh.kaine@uky.edu

Happy Scanning!
-Team USIG

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