Our goal is to have every CFPC(EM) resident IP certified by the end of their training.
To that end our division pays for each resident to take the POCUS course early in the course of their PGY-3 year, dedicated ultrasound training during an emergency medicine block (paired with a peer) plus their written and visual exams with their trainer of record.
Your responsibility as a resident is to do as many ultrasounds as you can while on-shift in the emergency department so that you can accomplish the required 50 scans in each area. If you don't put in
this extra effort, you may not get enough scans completed ...
Dr. Heather Hames is the coordinator for resident training and she will provide you with a schedule and trainers during your assigned block.
Drs. Drew Thompson and Rob Arntfield are our departments ultrasound coordinators and will be able to answer any questions. They also provide feedback on your scans that are saved on the Q-Path system.