Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonography Clinical Instructor Program

The SDMS Foundation's Sonography Clinical Instructor Program (SCIP) provides video presentations encompassing various topics related to sonography clinical instructors. In support of the sonography clinical instructor community, these educational videos are free to view. SDMS CME credit is available to members.

SCIP Presentation Series
Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FSDMS, FASE

SCIP Assessing Competency

This course will explore different strategies to employ for clinical evaluation of student performance. Several approaches, frameworks, models and examples of clinical grading will be presented.

SDMS CME credits:  1

SCIP How to Provide Effective Feedback to Improve Clinical Skills

The course will aid instructors in the process of providing effective feedback to students in the clinical setting. Instructors will understand the difference between feedback and evaluation, identify barriers to providing feedback and develop techniques for providing effective feedback.

SDMS CME credits:  0.75

SCIP Remediation: What does it mean and how to do it effectively

This course will explore approaches, strategies and tips for successful implementation of clinical remediation.

SDMS CME credits:  0.5
Kim Michael, MA, RDMS (AB, OB, NE, BR), RVT, RT(R)

SCIP Creating Educational Moments in a Busy Department

This course is designed to provide the audience with information on how the increased use of ultrasound in medicine will impact the profession. The need for sonographers is expected to increase considerably in the next 5-10 years, but providing a quality clinical education may become more difficult as ultrasound department volumes rise. The lecture will focus on the importance of serving as a clinical education site and how to create educational opportunities in the busy clinical setting.

SDMS CME credits:  1
Katie Kuntz, MEd, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS

SCIP Learning Style-Directed Clinical Education

This course will explore the ways people prefer to learn. Several approaches, frameworks, models and typologies of learning styles will be presented. The question of whether or not instructors should tailor their material and delivery methods will be discussed.

SDMS CME credits:  1