Training in POCUS is critical for providers in rural and underserved settings; as the mission of the FMRWM is to train family physicians for rural and unserved locations it is essential that we incorporate POCUS training into our curriculum.
Objectives of the curriculum:
- To improve patient care at Partnership Health Center by providing Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) to enhance patient evaluation in clinic.
- To provide training in POCUS at FMRWM as part of the resident continuity clinic experience at Partnership Health Center.
- To provide FMRWM residents with the skills essential for practice in rural and underserved settings.
Resident training: This curriculum will be taught both in focused and longitudinal experiences throughout residency.
- Sessions during “Introduction to Family Medicine”- several sessions over the course of the month providing an introduction to POCUS to incoming interns.
- Didactic education. Lectures and hands-on workshops will be incorporated into the didactics schedule; occurring at a minimum of quarterly.
- Opportunities for POCUS exposure on rotations: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. On these rotations residents are able to perform bedside ultrasound under the supervision of a physician trained in POCUS.