Professionalism is part of the milestone program instituted by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Radiology. A unique feature of ultrasound professionalism is the relationship between the radiologist and the sonographer. Because this relationship is important for sonographic quality and ultimately patient outcome, residents should be trained to achieve an optimal professional relationship with sonographers. This article describes milestones for ultrasound professionalism and suggests methods of implementation.
*Department of Radiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; †Pennsylvania State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA; ‡Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; §Division of Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, ||Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA; and ¶Division of Ultrasound, The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
Received for publication September 24, 2013; accepted December 1, 2013.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Beverly E. Hashimoto, MD, Department of Radiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, C5-XR, 1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (e-mail: Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org).