Seventy-five ob/gyn residents took part in the Sixth Annual Gottesfeld-Hohler (GOHO) Memorial Foundation Resident Ultrasound Boot Camp at Mount Sinai Health System in New York on August 4 and 5. The PGY 2s attended lectures on a variety of topics including basic ultrasound in the first and second trimesters, the placenta, the cervix, twins and gynecologic ultrasound.
Then, the group walked over to the Mount Sinai clinical offices, where they scanned pregnant women under the guidance of some of the most experienced professors in ultrasound.
The 2-day course is offered free of charge to PGY 2s as part of the GOHO Foundation’s mission of ultrasound education.
Drs. Aleha Aziz, Angela Bianco, Eran Bornstein, Joshua Copel, George Doulaveris, Keith Eddleman, Natie Fox, Ana Monteagudo, Andrei Rebarber, Pat Rekawek, Lynne Simpson, Joanne Stone, Ilan Timor-Tritsch, Lucy Vieira and Brian Wagner volunteered their time to teach the residents how to scan. They covered basic and advanced fetal biometry and information on identifying fetal anatomy. The residents practiced gynecologic ultrasound on simulation machines.
Mount Sinai sonographer Dalia Sapoznikow, RDMS, Assistant Supervisor of Ultrasound in the Maternal Fetal Medicine department, recruited the models, and administrator Tara Jefferson coordinated all the logistics for the event at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The boot camp was sponsored by Philips, GE, and Samsung. Trice Imaging sent ultrasound images to all the patients, and SonoSim and MedaPhor provided simulators for vaginal scanning.
The Gottesfeld-Hohler Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity was founded by Drs. Larry Platt and John Hobbins along with two of the founders of the former ADR Ultrasound, Jim Binns and Marty Wilcox, to honor two early pioneers of ob/gyn ultrasound, Ken Gottesfeld and Chuck Hohler. The Foundation organizes a fundraising ultrasound course in Florida every December, with all proceeds going toward the educational mission of the group. This year the Foundation will hold an additional free educational program for MFM fellows during that program.