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Students in Your Department? How to Improve the Experience for You and Them!

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Sonography Students

ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is delighted to present MARIE FICOCIELLO, MA, RDCS, FASE, Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, for an insightful look at how to create successful and meaningful clinical experiences.

Course Description:

Clinical rotations are a necessary and vital role in producing quality, entry-level Sonographers. The future of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography profession is dependent upon it. While the Clinical Preceptor role is rewarding, it can have challenges. Those challenges are best dealt with when setting and communicating clear expectations and providing consistent and timely feedback. This talk will focus on the role of the Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Preceptor, and student and how to create a harmonious and productive experience that is a win/win for all involved.  (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)

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Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
• Define the roles of the Clinical Preceptor and Clinical Coordinator
• Describe an effective communication process between the student and Clinical Preceptor
• State the importance of setting clear expectations with the student
• Demonstrate a systematic approach to improving students’ critical thinking processes using the scientific framework of the Sonographic Reasoning Method

About Our Speaker:
Sonography Students

Marie Ficociello, MA, RDCS, FASE, is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for the Echocardiography Program at Massachussetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston and Worcester, Massachussetts. In addition, Marie is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging Case Reports.
Marie has 29 years of experience in both adult and pediatric echocardiography. Her initial training was at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. While there, she began teaching Cardiac Fellows. Along the way, she has worked with many students and Sonographers new to the field. Based on her role as Clinical Coordinator of the Echo Program since 2016, coupled with her years of teaching in the clinical environment, Marie has a deep first-hand appreciation for the hard work and dedication Clinical Preceptors put into developing quality Cardiac Sonographers.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.


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August 10
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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