Ultrasound Education

Courses and Seminars

Target Audience

Physician and non-physician allied health professionals may attend any single course or groups of courses to gain knowledge in performing and interpreting ultrasound examinations. (Note the non-physician prerequisites below.)


Each course is conducted in the Program for Medical Ultrasound of Wake Forest School of Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Leaders in each specialized area of ultrasound present all lectures. Scanning laboratories are equipped with systems from leading manufacturers and are used in instructional scanning sessions, with patients and volunteers as subjects. Attendance is limited to ensure adequate hands-on practicum.

Overall Objectives

At the conclusion of each continuing medical education activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Impart in lecture and discussion formats and in scanning and problem sessions, clinical and technical ultrasound knowledge and skills.
  • Present and practice reading and interpretation of ultrasound images and information.
  • Compare and relate ultrasound knowledge and skills with peers.

Important Note: These short-term courses do not constitute comprehensive ultrasound training leading to proficiency, which takes several months to accomplish. They are regarded as continuing medical education; they serve to update the physician on current techniques and clinical applications, and act as an introductory complement to the sonographer’s supervised, clinical on-the-job ultrasound training.

Prerequisites for Non-physicians

  • Completed training and one year of experience in an allied health profession including sonography, radiologic technology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, vascular technology, respiration therapy or nursing; OR
  • BS degree with a major in a biological science and one year of experience in allied health.

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