Student and Trainee Community

Welcome to the BMUS Student and Trainee Community


On these pages you will find links and useful information to help you during your training period and beyond.  Through a mixture of regular items and occasional features, we aim to offer extra opportunities to help you develop in your field of clinical ultrasound and give you the chance to share ideas.  

 


New from February 2022!  Exclusive student and trainee competition

BMUS is launching a new competition exclusively for our student and trainee members.  Between now and the end of August 2022, questions relating to ultrasound and professional practice will be posted on the Student and Trainee Community quiz webpage.  All answers can be found within our SoR/BMUS Guidelines for Professional Ultrasound Practice open access document (Dec 2021, revision 6).

Send in your answers by 5pm August 31st 2022 to have a chance of winning full three-day registration at the BMUS Annual Scientific Meeting scheduled for 6th to 8th December this year in Cardiff.  Further details are on the quiz page.

If you are not a BMUS student or trainee medical or non-medical member, join now at a reduced rate.  Details of trainee membership and joining fees can be found here.

 

Learning Resources  Including access to case reports and quizzes

 

Innovations in Ultrasound Physics  Read brief summaries of new developments

 

Haiku Corner  Find pearls of wisdom and understanding applied directly to the world of ultrasound, through the use of Haiku. 

 

BMUS Study Days and Webinars

We offer a range of face to face study days at a discounted rate for student and trainee members.  Go to our Events page for the current programme.

Regular 'live' webinars on a variety of topics including techniqes, specific conditions, and ultrasound physics revision for FRCR examinations are provided free of charge to BMUS members and are just £15 each to non-members.  See the current Webinar schedule here

Past Webinars

All past webinars are available to view on demand and are also free for members.  Join BMUS at the discounted rate for students and trainees here.  Did you know that from the start of 2022, in addition to the 'live' monthly Wednesday Webinar, we also offer a prerecorded 1 hour themed webinar every month.  February's extra webinar is on liver conditions. March's extra webinar is on endometrial conditions.  Look in the Webinar Library, under 'CPD Resources'.

 

Training during COVID times  

A team from Hull University Hospitals offer a short analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on their training community.  Read their experiences here and please let us know if your experiences are similar.

 

BMUS Top Tips

BMUS Top Tips offers many handy hints on all sorts of topics.  New Top Tips are offered regularly. 

The latest informative Top Tips collection is from Richard Brindley, Consultant Sonographer, Rheumatology, Davy Unit, Cannock, The Royal Wolverhampton Trust.  He offers some tips for successful paediatric scanning.

 

Canon Medical Systems

Canon hosts a range of free webinars on their Medical Imaging Academy website.  Just click here to register. 

 


Professional Activity

Do you sometimes think that research, audit and scientific writing are activities only for senior clinicians?  Not so!  If you have the interest and spare time it is a straight forward process to start with a short, simple case report of an unusual condition.  Check out the BMUS Ten Top Tips for how to write a Case Report and consider submitting it to our scientific journal Ultrasound.

Alternatively, produce a shorter informal mini case report, keeping patient information anonymised and to a minimum, on more frequently encountered conditions and send to this website instead.  The best ones will be featured monthly.

Educational articles include audit and service evaluation.  Consider conducting a small audit within your department and submit your findings to this webpage.  What question do you think needs answering in your department?  Here's a simple flow diagram of the audit cycle to help get you started and ultimately share best practice with your peers.

 

USEFUL LINKS

Professional guidance

Are you or your department unsure as to what is currently recommended for specific best practice?  Check out our comprehensive Guidelines for Professional Ultrasound Practice for advice.  Remember also to check your local departmental protocols and ensure they are up to date.


COMMUNITY NEWS

March 2021

Now in its fourth year, the Ultrasound Training Academy based at Central Middlesex Hospital, London, gives an update on progress.

March 2021

It's absolutely not easy being a trainee or student in ultrasound but, once qualified, the world is pretty much your oyster.  Two professionals from Norwich, at very different stages in their careers, give a brief take on their experiences so far.  Most, if not all, of us will identify with at least some of their comments!  Many thanks to Sam and Guy

If you feel moved to write something, please get in touch with Hazel at ProfessionalOfficer@bmus.org 

Empowering students

Amanda Marland, Clinical co-ordinator for Direct Entry MSc in Medical Ultrasound at the University of Cumbria offers top tips for empowering students.

The Snappy Questions competition has now ended.  Thank you to all the trainees who joined in.  The winner was announced in Ultrapost (29.10.2021).  We look forward to offering new competitions in 2022.