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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Mentorship Program

May–October 2022

Registration for this course will open in November 2021.

Ultrasound Course

Continue your point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) learning and become more proficient in practice. This live, virtual course provides personalized POCUS training through expert mentorship to help internists solidify and advance skills, building on training received from a previous foundational POCUS course. You’ll register with a learning partner to continue your training in a dyad format while also receiving individualized livestream coaching and mentoring.

Virtual, Live Training

View this demonstration of how you’ll interact with your instructor
via monitoring software and hand-held ultrasound equipment, provided by ACP.
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Grow your skills with ongoing hands-on, livestream remote video and mentored scanning sessions. Over the course of six months, live instruction will cover content personalized to your needs across five key POCUS skill areas, including pulmonary, cardiac, kidney, and bladder ultrasound; evaluation of abdomen for free fluid; and focused vascular evaluations of the lower extremity for deep venous thrombosis.

Expert-Led

Benefit from directly observed feedback and high-yield skills demonstrations. Clinical internal medicine POCUS experts across the country will share perspectives on clinical integration and work closely with you to answer your questions regarding practical implementation.

Learn in Pairs

Participants register with a local colleague. Each dyad will receive:

  • 2 hours of virtual mentoring time per month
  • Attendance at 2 one-hour group image review sessions led by the course directors

Equipment Provided

Participants will be provided with a handheld ultrasound unit and given access to a remote learning platform to use for the duration of the course. This ultrasound device will enable participants to share a live ultrasound stream with a remote mentor via their computer or tablet.

Capstone Project

Participants will be required to complete a capstone project in a core area of POCUS over the 6-month course. Each participant will be assigned a faculty mentor for the capstone to ensure that the project is focused and moving forward. Successful course completion, including demonstrated competencies and the capstone project presentation, will be recognized with a completion certificate. Plus, participants can earn up to 17 CME credits/MOC points. Space is limited to 24 dyads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate ability to correctly acquire, interpret, and clinically integrate normal and abnormal ultrasound images for the following core internal medicine POCUS examinations:
    • Pulmonary ultrasound
    • Focused cardiac ultrasound
    • Kidney and bladder ultrasound
    • Evaluation of abdomen for free fluid
    • Focused vascular evaluations of the lower extremity for deep venous thrombosis
  2. Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot commonly occurring problems in obtaining optimized images across multiple sonographic windows
  3. Describe nuances of clinical integration for various POCUS findings
  4. Generate a plan for personal implementation of internal medicine POCUS into local clinical practice and a plan for continual skill refinement

Faculty

Information will be added when it becomes available.

CME Information

Information will be added when it becomes available.

Prerequisites

In order to register, all participants must be a practicing physician and:

  • Indicate prior foundations course completion from one of the following courses:
    • Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internists and Hospitalists Pre-Course at Internal Medicine Meeting 2018
    • Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internists and Hospitalists Pre-Course at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
    • POCUS: Foundational Skills for Internists course (November 2019 in Rosemont, IL)
    • Alternate introductory 2-day course that included a minimum of 50% hands-on time or other significant experience.
      • Indicate name of course or experience
      • Upload course completion document or explanation of experience

Prior to the start of the course, participants will be required to complete ACP’s POCUS online learning modules.

Ultrasound Equipment and Learning Platform

Information will be added when it becomes available.

Dates and Registration Information

Information will be added when it becomes available.


Cancellation/Refund Policy
Notice of registration cancellation must be in writing via mail, fax, or email. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. Cancellations submitted by April 8, 2021 will receive a full refund. After April 8, 2021, no refunds will be given. A refund that results from a cancellation will be returned to the name on the registration form and in the original method of payment.