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WC hosts FAST training for Medical City Weatherford

Weatherford College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program organized and hosted a Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) training in the WC sonography laboratory for 39 Medical City Weatherford residents in August.

Dr. Peter Klimo, DMS Program Director, was joined by DMS Clinical Coordinator Kelly Staub and instructor Christine Semens to train these future physicians. Medical City Weatherford delegated its echo technologist Maria Butler to assist with cardiac scanning.

In a post-training survey, residents indicated they particularly liked the hands-on experience of working with living examples in real time.

“As a senior internal medicine resident in Weatherford, I was grateful for the skills taught at the FAST/bedside ECHO lab at Weatherford College,” wrote one participant. “Dr. Klimo and faculty were extremely professional and knowledgeable; furthermore, wonderful teachers. The teaching facility at the health science center was perfect for this skills lab.”

Training attendants represented about a dozen different states from across the country. All participants successfully completed the training and were issued a certificate from WC.

“I am proud of our Don Allen Health Science Building and the great faculty that made it a success,” Klimo said.

Kristi Hayworth, academic program coordinator for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at MCW, sent Klimo a letter thanking the college for the effort put forth to train the residents.

“We are grateful to all at Weatherford College for allowing the use of your facility and resources and the personnel who gave of their time, training and experience,” Hayworth said. “Thank you for partnering with us to help train the next generation of physicians.”