CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our innovative and talented faculty delivered the annual POCUS CME course virtually using novel tele-ultrasound software. The unique hands-on training experience allowed faculty to guide learners remotely by viewing their ultrasound screen and hand position. The initial course was highly successful and led to follow-up courses with learners participating from Alaska, Singapore, and beyond. Brief videos of hands-on scanning sessions using tele-ultrasound can be viewed here (video 1, video 2).
To learn more about our POCUS CME courses, please visit our website: www.pocussa.org
INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY
Our faculty lead the point-of-care ultrasound training for the internal medicine residency. The internal medicine residents experience hands-on training in a broad range of clinical settings during the following rotations:
- · Procedure team
- · Medical intensive care unit
- · Emergency department
- · Inpatient wards
- · POCUS elective
The internal medicine residency started a one-of-a-kind POCUS track in 2018. More information about the internal medicine residency can be found by clicking here.
PULMONARY & CRITICAL CARE FELLOWSHIP
The point-of-care ultrasound training curriculum for the pulmonary/critical care fellows includes the following experiences:
- · Critical Care Ultrasound Boot Camp
- · POCUS Elective
- · ICU Ultrasound Rounds
- · Core Lecture Series
- · Image Portfolio Development
- · Ultrasound-guided Procedures
- · Skills & Knowledge Assessments
To learn more about the pulmonary/critical care fellowship, click here.
MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION
Since 2015, the Long School of Medicine established the Center for Clinical Ultrasound, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to ultrasound education. Healthcare providers from across the UT Health San Antonio campus, as well as visiting clinicians, have benefited from the Center’s educational programs. No other medical school has such a center, and this unique center has been a national model for multidisciplinary integration of ultrasound into healthcare education. To learn more about the Center for Clinical Ultrasound, click here.