Touro University Nevada Partners with Vave Health to Bring Portable Ultrasounds to College of Osteopathic Medical Students
Touro University Nevada announced a special new partnership with Vave Health to become the first medical school in the country that provides portable ultrasounds to its medical students.
The introductory press conference to announce the new partnership was held outside of the Touro campus and was attended by limited representatives from Touro and Vave on Oct. 14.
“Touro is proud to be the first medical school to bring this unique learning, hands-on experience to its students and know that this is just the beginning of a wonderful, lasting relationship with Vave Health,” said Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “This is going to transform the way our students learn, particularly in the lab setting and in their various clinical rotations. Ultimately, it will enable our students to more efficiently and effectively serve the communities they live in, no matter where their medical careers take them next.”
“Vave is the first company to provide medical students with both an ultrasound device and a membership with access to educational content,” said Amin Nikoozadeh, CEO and founder of Vave Health. “By partnering with Touro, the first medical school to take advantage of this opportunity, we’re able to provide future doctors with the best tools to provide care wherever and whenever patients need it.”
Ryan Wang, a second-year student in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, said allowing medical students to use portable ultrasounds earlier in their education will benefit them greatly before they begin their clinical years.
“The first two years of medical school are a lot of basic sciences and book work,” he said. “The real medicine is when you get to apply the knowledge you’ve learned in a clinical setting. I believe that being able to apply imaging techniques by using these portable ultrasounds is a very powerful way to learn.”
Dr. Gilliar credited the portable ultrasound as being an important tool that will supplement the stethoscope, an instrument that has defined the healthcare profession for more than 200 years.
“Thanks to the power of our smartphones and these new battery-powered ultrasounds, we are able to do things we couldn’t even do three or four years ago,” he said. “This really is a game changer. It allows us to bring medicine to the people, which is especially important during the pandemic.”Learn More About Touro Nevada's DO Program