School for ultrasound training opens in PGH
School for ultrasound training opens in PGH
Up to 300 doctors every year can brush up on their skills in pre-natal ultrasounds, using equipment provided by Samsung Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The first Samsung SONO School, which will train doctors in pre-natal ultrasounds, opened recently at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).

In a statement Wednesday, June 25, Samsung Philippines said the school will train up to 300 doctors every year.

About 25 doctor-trainees per session will get a Continuing Medical Education accreditation after the training, which consists of lectures and hands-on sessions.

The curriculum developed by PGH’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will offer targeted training in Point-of-Care and Obstetrics and Gynaecology, with a focus on pre-natal ultrasounds. (READ: The paradoxes of being pregnant again)

Samsung Philippines, meanwhile, provided the medical equipment, including the Samsung Medison Accuvix A30 Ultrasound Machine, the Samsung Portable Ultrasound MySono U6 and the Samsung Medison UGEO WS80A.

“The Samsung SONO School aims to provide doctors with quality training in ultrasound to enhance their diagnostic skills…. We hope the school’s focus on education and training for medical practitioners will benefit the healthcare sector and go some way to improving lives,” Samsung Philippines president Chung Lyong Lee said in a statement.

The training will be conducted by doctor-professors from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. They will critique the techniques of trainees in doing ultrasounds. (READ: ABCs of pregnancy and nutrition)

The program will undergo regular internal review to ensure its effectiveness.

“We are excited to be partnering with Samsung in this very meaningful programme, leveraging our proven track record in training programs based on medical simulation to provide valuable learning experiences to doctors,” PGH director Jose Gonzales also said in the statement. –

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