Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum

In the past three years we have developed and continued to refine our Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Curriculum here at the residency program. The goal of our curriculum is to ensure that all interested residents have ample opportunity to get exposure to, and some proficiency in POCUS. POCUS in a great tool in patient care, however, it is a “long, gradual learning curve” that often requires additional CME for proficiency. Our curriculum includes:

  • Three to four didactic sessions each academic year
  • One to two three-hour symposia each academic year
  • “Grab and Go” teaching with faculty as patients present in the family medicine clinic
  • Curriculum integration of POCUS opportunities to learn during core and elective rotations
  • Teaching collaboration with Tampa General Hospital. Monthly training sessions with their Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound residents and a yearly 2-day “boot camp”
  • Teaching and learning sessions with the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine
  • Hands on teaching with sports medicine faculty focusing on diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound-guided injections/aspirations