Celebrating Success at our March SHM POCUS Course, Rocky Mountain ChapterApr 5, 2022
In March, we held our first Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Course of the year where individuals had the opportunity to learn hands-on ultrasound skills from experts in the field. This course brought in 45 learners from all over the U.S. to receive 16 CME credits over the course of two days. This course satisfies the POCUS hospitalist course requirement for the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) POCUS certificate of completion program. To learn more about SHM’s longitudinal program in POCUS training click here.
Participants received didactics evidenced based application of the highest yield POCUS exams used in inpatient medicine environments. In addition, they practiced their skills in image acquisition, interpretation, and clinical integration of POCUS findings through hours of hand-on scanning and interactive image review sessions supervised by expert faculty who are national leaders in Hospital medicine POCUS.
Some experts from the March course included:
Benjamin T. Galen, MD, FACP, FHM
Dr. Galen is currently the Director of Ultrasound and Procedure training as well as Assistant Director of Firm 3 and Associate Program Director in The Einstein/Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has led hundreds of resident teaching conferences and has worked to formalize curricula for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and bedside procedures, such as lumbar puncture (LP).
Ricardo Franco-Sadud, MD
Dr. Franco-Sadud is a pioneer in the area of Hospital Medicine POCUS, having co-directed SHM POCUS precourse for over a decade. He is an expert in both diagnostic and procedural POCUS use and has founded and directed robust POCUS and Procedural programs at multiple institutions.
Gregory Mints, MD
Dr. Gregory Mints is board certified in internal medicine and clinical educator. His academic interests and expertise include physical diagnosis, bedside ultrasonography, medical education, and evidence-based medicine. He co-directs the Weill Cornell POCUS program.
Tanping Wong, MD
Dr. Tanping Wong is a hospitalist who is board certified in internal medicine, with an academic focus in medical education. Dr. Wong directs a robust POCUS program at Weill Cornell in which she trains resident, fellows, and faculty both locally and nationally.
Thank you to all our experts and attendees from our first course and we look forward to our next course on May 7-8. While this course is specifically designed for hospitalists, the content will be useful to physicians and advanced practice providers (PAs, NPs) in specialties such as, Hospital Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine. There are still a few spots open so register now to secure your spot: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/pocus/shm-coc-courses.
Take a look below to get to know the experts for our May course!
David M. Tierney, MD, FACP – Course Director
Abbott Northwestern Center
Internal Medicine Residency Director
IMBUS Program Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Education
David Tierney, MD is the director of the bedside ultrasound program (IMBUS), director of the bedside invasive procedure team and director of the Abbott Northwestern Center for Clinical Simulation in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Tierney is a member of the SHM POCUS steering committee and also directs the the American College of Physicians (ACP) POCUS courses
Gigi Yuen-Gee Liu, MD, MSc
Director of Point of Care Ultrasound Education
Osler Internal Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Gigi Liu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a hospitalist and a proceduralist with clinical expertise in Point of Care Ultrasound and bedside ultrasound-guided procedures.
Benji Mathews, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Chief of Hospital Medicine, Regions Hospital
Division Head, Primary Care, Regions Hospital
Ultrasound Director, Hospital Medicine, HealthPartners
University of Minnesota
Dr. Benji Mathews joined HealthPartners and holds the titles of Chief of Hospital Medicine at Regions Hospital and Director of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Hospital Medicine at HealthPartners. He is known as a master clinician with extensive expertise in diagnostic reasoning, diagnostic error, and point of care ultrasound.
We look forward to hosting everyone at our May course. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Program Administrator, Melisha Begerman, with any questions!