2024 SAEMF ARMED MedEd Pilot Grant - $25,000

"Barriers and Motivators for High- vs. Low-utilizers of POCUS: A Mixed Methods Study"

Motivators and barriers to performing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) from the perspective of high- and low-utilizers have not been investigated, and this study will contribute to our understanding of why these two groups with equal opportunities approach this important skill differently. This research will serve as the basis for the creation of a future POCUS-promoting intervention using information gleaned from the study and current literature to improve learner skills, and in turn, promote patient care.


  • Elizabeth J. Yetter, MD, MHPE

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    "Barriers and Motivators for High- vs. Low-utilizers of POCUS: A Mixed Methods Study"

    Dr. Yetter completed her residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and continued her training with an emergency ultrasound fellowship at New York University/Bellevue Hospital combined with a master's in health professions education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She has dual appointments as assistant professor in emergency medicine and medical education and serves as the ultrasound division director at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West. She completed the SAEM ARMED MedEd course to expand her qualitative research skills and to better contribute to pushing medical education forward. Her academic interests include bedside teaching, point-of-care ultrasound, skill acquisition and retention, and motivators and barriers to learning.