Type of Research: Single-center prospective
Key Findings: Attendance at a vascular ultrasound demonstration resulted in a significant increase in students’ interest in vascular surgery (p=0.012), understanding of vascular surgery (p<0.001), likelihood to further investigate vascular surgery (p<0.001), likelihood to choose a vascular surgery rotation (p<0.001), and likelihood to pursue vascular surgery shadowing and research opportunities (p<0.001) as determined by a pre- and post- demonstration survey.
Take home Message: Ultrasound demonstrations could be used at other medical schools to generate interest in vascular surgery, potentially addressing impending vascular surgeon shortages.
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This study was presented at the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society annual meeting in Chicago, IL on September 11, 2021