Department of Emergency Medicine ultrasound team places among top teams at SAEM's annual Sonogames competition


It's an annual tradition for ultrasound faculty at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine to lead 2-3 emergency medicine residents in a test of ultrasound mastery during a national "SonoGames" competition at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine's Annual Meeting. 

SonoGames® is a national ultrasound competition in which residents demonstrate their skills and knowledge of point-of-care ultrasound in an exciting and educational format. Over 300 emergency medicine residents battle it out in front of hundreds of spectators to prove they have mastered the skills to become SonoChamps and bring home the SonoCup.

The 2021 team, named Madtown Sono, finished in second place overall after three competitive rounds testing their skills and knowledge of point-of-care ultrasound. With the SAEM annual meeting held virtually this year after having canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the UW Emergency Medicine team combined education and comedy to create two exceptional video entries to the competition, which are available to watch at the links below.

Captaining the 2021 team were EM residents and incoming 2021-2022 ultrasound fellows Kevin McConkey, MD and Justin Purnell, MD and supervised by Assistant Ultrasound Director Hani Kuttab, MD. While it was the team from the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine who ultimately took home the coveted SonoCup, this is the highest finish ever for the UW Emergency Ultrasound team, which has never placed among the top teams before.

Visit Madtown Sono's educational website to discover interesting ultrasound cases and learning lectures.

Entry to Round 1: Ocular Ultrasound

Entry to Round 2: Sono Story Time


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