Point of Care Ultrasound Training

Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) is an indispensable tool that brings the latest technology to the bedside, providing valuable real-time information to help improve clinical care.

The POCUS program at UBC is focused on 5 primary pillars: technical excellence, quality assurance, educational development, program administration, and research. Our dedicated POCUS faculty are a team of General Internists with additional POCUS training who run our POCUS service and educational programs at our primary hospital sites.

For more information, including information on our resident POCUS rotation, GIM POCUS fellowship, faculty profiles, and for comprehensive POCUS educational resources, please visit our website at www.ubcimpocus.com. Find us on Twitter at @ubcimpocus. Contact Dr. Shane Arishenkoff (shanearish[at]hotmail[dot]com) about the core residency POCUS program , and Dr. Katie Wiskar (katiewiskar[at]gmail[dot]com) for the GIM POCUS fellowship.

The POCUS teamComponents of our POCUS program include:

  • Longitudinal resident curriculum spanning R1-R3 years, including training in R1 Bootcamp
  • Month-long POCUS elective rotation on our POCUS service, which provides procedural and diagnostic ultrasound consultations to the Clinical Teaching Unit
  • GIM POCUS fellowship training (6-12 months)
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary projects with Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Anesthesia, and Cardiology
  • Developing comprehensive educational POCUS resources
  • Burgeoning POCUS research projects