Announcement: Point-of-Care Ultrasound fellowship program receives special designation from Royal College

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) fellowship program in the Division of Emergency Medicine received a special accreditation diploma for an Area of Focused Competence (AFC) from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians.

The designation for Acute Care Point-of Care Ultrasound specialized training was one of only two awarded to a Canadian institution. AFC diplomas are granted in recognition of a highly specific discipline of medicine for which there is a societal need, but doesn’t meet the Royal College’s criteria for a stand-alone program or subspecialty.

Dr. Frank Myslik, Director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Program, says offering this unique diploma positions the School as a trailblazer in this area of study.

“The accreditation helps us to attract top candidates nationally and internationally and train these future leaders and experts in the field. This continues to put us near the top of leading institutions for POCUS training and research,” he said.

Fellows participating in this training will develop advanced point-of-care ultrasound scanning skills as well as skills in ultrasound teaching, research and administration. Upon completion, they are eligible for an Acute Care Point of Care Ultrasonography diploma.