Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course

Upcoming Training Dates

Registration now open for Fall 2024 Course Date!
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Thursday, October 10-Friday, October 11, 2024 - Registration now open!
[Location: UMMS Midtown Campus, 827 Linden Avenue, Baltimore]
Thursday, May 9-Friday, May 10, 2024 - SOLD OUT! Click link below to be notified when a spot is open.
[Location: UMMS Midtown Campus, 827 Linden Avenue, Baltimore]
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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: $1,200
Includes breakfast and lunch

Cancellations will be accepted prior to 1 month before each course, and tuition will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No cancellations will be accepted after 1 month prior to each course, but if you cannot attend, you may designate someone else to attend in your place.

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.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (16.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (16.00 hours)

For any questions, please contact

Doreen Lucadamo (Senior Program Coordinator, Courses/Conferences) at or 443-562-8630

University of Maryland Department of Emergency Medicine, 110 South Paca Street, Sixth Floor, Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21201