Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Pathway for Internal Medicine

Internal medicine specialists and subspecialists are using POCUS to improve diagnostic timeliness and accuracy. 

POCUS

Explore ACP's POCUS Pathway, a comprehensive collection of ultrasound training options developed and taught by seasoned internal medicine POCUS physician experts for internal medicine practitioners and other primary care physicians.

The ACP POCUS Pathway will guide you on your POCUS educational journey. Each suggested Pathway step includes a certificate of completion, with activities and hours documented upon the completion of a course. Online activities are included along the Pathway to solidify core knowledge before attending scheduled in-person, hands-on courses offered throughout the year. Start on your learning journey today!


Step 1: Getting Started

Foundational Skills for Internal Medicine Physicians Course

2 day in-person event

Small group, guided learning with live models delivers practical ultrasound skills and knowledge for internal medicine physicians.

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Foundational Online Learning Activities

7+ hours of online interactive content

7 self-paced activities reviewing basic POCUS skills for internists, included with courses and available free to ACP members.

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Step 2: Customized Application & Ongoing Guided Practice

Virtual Mentorship Program

6 month, interactive 1:1 livestream sessions

Personalized, expert mentorship with guided practice sessions scheduled each month to increase proficiency with core ultrasound skills.

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Step 3: Advance Based on Your Practice Needs

Choose one or both of the in-person courses below to advance your POCUS training. (Step 2 is not required for attending Step 3 courses.)

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures Course 

1 day in-person event

Simulation training for common bedside procedures, including peripheral and central venous catheter placement, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and arthrocentesis.

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Advanced Skills for Outpatient Practice Course

1 day in-person event

Extended and advanced ultrasound applications tailored for internal medicine physicians who practice in the outpatient setting. Step 1 completion required to attend this course.

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Advanced Online Learning Activities

6.5+ hours of online interactive content

6 self-paced activities on more advanced POCUS skills, included with courses and available free to ACP members.

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Additional POCUS Resources