Training Pathway for Faculty
The PoCUS Team is currently developing an intensive training course to provide faculty the basic knowledge and skills to increase your level of confidence. Our goal is to have a comprehensive package complete by Fall, 2020.
Train the Trainer Events: Coming Soon (Registration Link will be provided when available)
Why is Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) being instituted throughout the medical school curriculum?
Ultrasound is an imaging tool that can be used in the classroom, lab or at the bedside to help students learn anatomy, physiology and pathology in a more dynamic way than traditional methods. By allowing students to actually visualize underlying anatomic structures, physical exam techniques can be verified in real time while learning these skills. Ultrasound can also provide a visual representation of different physiologic and pathologic states, complementing traditional teaching methodologies.
Because PoCUS has and continues to see significant growth within an ever-increasing array of medical specialties, learning how to use and perform PoCUS exams will give our students an edge as they move into residency and ultimately clinical practice.
Where can I get PoCUS material to add to my course?
You can access to the PoCUS Canvas course via this link.
Pre-work videos and content can be incorporated directly into your Canvas Course.
How can I be trained to scan PoCUS examinations?
The PoCUS Team is currently developing an intensive training course to provide faculty the basic knowledge and skills to increase your level of confidence. Our goal is to have a comprehensive package complete by Fall of 2020.
How do I request a PocUS device so I can practice scanning?
Students can set up an account on rooms.iu.edu, which you will use to request a reservation for a PoCUS device.