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Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Internal Medicine

Quicker and safer than other diagnostic tools, ultrasound can be used to diagnose heart, lung, vascular and thyroid disease.

Additionally, clinicians can see clots in blood vessels and gallbladder stones, evaluate abdominal organs, detect cysts, screen for carotid artery narrowing and abdominal aortic aneurysms, and guide needles into the body for therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

With the expanding applications of ultrasound at the point-of-care, ACP has teamed up with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME) to develop Ultrasound CME educational opportunities to promote increased usage of ultrasound and provide access to quality training.

ACP MEMBERS: Discuss this topic in the Member Forum on Point of Care Ultrasound.

Opportunities for Teaching Ultrasonography Skills at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

ACP seeks faculty to provide hands-on teaching for a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Pre-Course for Internists and Hospitalists that will be held during Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 on April 17 and 18 in New Orleans. Faculty members will receive a stipend and complementary registration to the meeting. Learn more and apply.

Ultrasound CME Courses for Physicians


Live Course(s)

There are no upcoming live courses scheduled at this time.



Recorded webinars are for informational purposes only, CME is available to registered participants of the live webinars.

Live Webinar(s)

There are no upcoming live webinars at this time.

Recorded Webinar(s)

Recorded June 7, 2017 AIUM/ACP/SUSME Webinar: Getting a CLUE - Pearls and Pitfalls

Presented by:
Bruce Kimura, MD

Recorded June 28, 2016 Internal Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound - A Weekend on the Wards

Presented by:
Renee Dversdal, MD

Recorded March 29, 2016 Ultrasound of the Lung: What is it and how do I use it on my patient?

Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Basics of lung ultrasound examination protocols
  • Common lung ultrasound artifacts important in patient evaluation
  • Common pathology detected and ruled out with lung ultrasound
  • Strategies for using lung ultrasound clinically in your practice

Presented by:
Michael Blaivas, MD, MBA (candidate), FACEP, FAIUM and
Anjali Bhagra, MD, FACP

Recorded September 21, 2016 Basic Abdominal POCUS for the General Internist

Learning objectives include:

  • The standard views used for identifying intra-abdominal fluid
  • Recognizing the presence of intra-abdominal free fluid and differentiate free fluid from mimickers
  • Identifying normal sonoanatomy of the kidneys
  • Recognizing the presence of hydronephrosis

Presented by:
Irene W.Y. Ma, MD, PhD

Recorded October 13, 2015 Ultrasound in a Primary Care Office-based Setting

The curriculum provides an overview of best practices when using ultrasound in a primary care office-based setting. Learning objectives include:

  • Defining the role of ultrasound in primary care
  • Identifying at least three office-based clinical applications of ultrasound
  • Identifying an ultrasound training strategy for the primary care provider

A collaboration between ACP, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), this webinar was led by Richard Hoppmann, MD, FACP, Dean Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Director, Ultrasound Institute, Dorothea H. Krebs Endowed Chair of Ultrasound Education.

CME Accreditation Information

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME activities for physicians.

The AIUM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.