Do you know what it is? Care to make a guess?
Read on to find out what it is and why I’m so convinced it’s the best quality to cultivate to become a really great sonographer.
But its a little more than that, it’s having a passionately curious mind.
Because without being curious about something, we are not as likely to go out of our way to learn more about it, incorporate it into our lives and routines and share it with others.
And the ones who know the most about ultrasound and all its related facets are the ones who were curious enough to ask questions, google answers, debate points and listen attentively when someone is teaching or sharing.
I have seen it time and again in the mentors, teachers, co-workers and students around me. The really great sonographers – the ones who take the most clear and concise images, practice good ergonomics, outline the most thorough case assessment, know the most background info, have all the answers about the hospital or clinic setting, can clarify the most obscure medical points and have the most interest and joy in their jobs are the ones who either are naturally curious or who have cultivated a sense of curiosity about ultrasound, medicine, patient care, interpersonal relationships and weird medical knowledge.
Not only are they more efficient and thorough but they are also the most well-liked by others, the ones who jump up to help out their co-workers, the most likely to smile, make jokes and share knowledge that they find interesting. They’re great to work with and they’re great to get scanned by.
Whether learned or in-born, curiosity is a thing of wonder.
It propels us to know more, think more, do more, explore more, ask more, teach more and be more than we were before.
And that is pretty much the reason behind this whole blog – to be a more awesome sonographer than before.