Introduction to Ultrasound Course

Upcoming Training Dates

May 4-5, 2023
Location: UMMC Midtown Campus, 827 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is an indispensable tool for medical providers who use it. POCUS expedites evaluation, increases diagnostic accuracy, speeds workflow, and increases patient satisfaction. This two-day, 16 CME course will help you add POCUS to your practice.

UMEM POCUS Course Schedule

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Physics
  • Renal
  • Aorta
  • Biliary
  • FAST
  • Practical Session

Day Two

  • Credentialing and Continuing Education
  • Cardiac
  • DVT / MSK / Ocular
  • Lung
  • Obstetrics
  • Procedures
  • Practical Session

Course Objectives

After completion, participants should be able to:

  • Operate an ultrasound machine and probe to obtain images
  • Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasonographic anatomy
  • Perform ultrasound-assisted vascular access and other procedures
  • Integrate POCUS into clinical practice

Our instructors have been teaching POCUS since 2005 to physicians and advanced practice providers in Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care. The course includes lectures and hands-on scanning with live models. Participant number is limited to ensure personalized instruction, with a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 5:1.


Course Instructors

Sarah Sommerkamp, MD
Course Co-Director
Emergency Ultrasound Director, UMMC Midtown

Kevin Flanagan, DO
Medical Director, UMMC POCUS
Chair, UMMC TAC POCUS subcommittee

Sam Hsu, MD
Course Co-Director
Emergency Ultrasound Director, Mercy Medical Center

Alexis Salerno, MD
Advanced EM Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Enrollment Fee

Course Fee: $1,000

Includes breakfast and lunch

CME Accreditation Statement

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.