Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital and University of British Columbia


  • Provide mentored POCUS training over a longitudinal experience
  • Provide flexible timeframe to accommodate wide range of learner objectives and needs
  • Train tomorrow’s POCUS leaders across traditional disciplines
  • Achieve advanced POCUS expertise by International Federation of Emergency Medicine POCUS competency standards


  • Physicians or residents from any discipline with strong interest in POCUS and able to commit for time period of at least 1 month


  • Two POCUS scanning shifts per week: scan active patients and instruct rotators at the bedside
  • Video review: interactive quality assessment of departmental POCUS scans
  • POCUS Journal Club: interactive discussion of foundational and cutting edge POCUS literature


  • Coached 1:1 scanning shifts with POCUS faculty
  • “Flipped classroom” didactic teaching model
  • Flexible areas of concentration to develop targeted expertise


  • Based at St. Paul’s Hospital, a busy, inner-city referral ED in Downtown Vancouver
  • Formally trained faculty in EM and POCUS
  • 24/7 POCUS equipment and reference access
  • Opportunities for CCFP-EM and FRCP graduates to practice clinically
  • Potential for scanning shifts at other affiliated UBC sites for wider breadth of experience

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