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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Distance Education in Medical Ultrasound in Brazil

Keywords : Distance education,Physician,Ultrasonography,Ultrasound education

Citation Information : Distance Education in Medical Ultrasound in Brazil. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2015; 9 (2):197-202.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1406

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Abstract

Objective

This study aimed to assess whether Brazilian doctors demonstrate an interest in participating in ultrasound (US) distance courses.

Materials and methods

Focused directly on the theoretical part of the course, and estimating that the doctor already has prior knowledge of operating the machine, a closed questionnaire of 22 multiple choice questions was sent to Brazilian physicians by Internet.

Results

It was found that, among doctors who perform ultrasonography, 98.5% would like to do a training course, either in person or remotely, with 15.1% preferring distance courses. When the question was solely on performing ultrasound distance courses, 79.5% of respondents would like to complete a course administered in this manner.

Conclusion

This research demonstrated that there is great interest in medical ultrasonographic courses conducted remotely. This method could allow a more appropriate distribution of the schools in this area across the country, facilitating access to knowledge and professional development of physicians residing in remote areas.

Abbreviations

AMB: Brazilian medical association, CFM: Federal council of medicine, DE: Distance education, CME: Continuing medical education, US: Ultrasound.

How to cite this article

Neto RM. Distance Education in Medical Ultrasound in Brazil. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2015;9(2):197-202.


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