Educational and Clinical Components

  • Weekly Journal Club - participates in an active discussion of pivotal and cutting edge emergency ultrasound literature
  • Weekly image review - participates in an active quality assessment of scans done within the previous week
  • Weekly didactic learning - receives mini-lectures to cover core and select advanced POCUS applications
  • Weekly bedside instruction. Dedicated POCUS scanning sessions of active ED patients with core ultrasound faculty and fellow ultrasound residents - Fellow performs ultrasound exams and guided procedures
  • Required reading - selections include recent journal articles, textbook readings (Practical Guide to Emergency Ultrasound by Karen S. Cosby and John L. Kendall) and online resources (Ultrasound Guide for Emergency Physicians,Ultrasound Guided Regional Nerve Blocks and Atlas of Echocardiography)
  • Required online pre- and post-test - completes quizzes 
  • Required 20-minute lecture - prepares and presents an evidence-based review of a selected POCUS topic
  • Required case report for submission - prepares one written work suitable for submission to an academic publication highlighting a unique case from the month
  • Required shifts (4) in the Emergency Department, scheduled by the scheduling coordinator

Distinctly SickKids

  • Premier, free-standing, Level-1 trauma and tertiary-care paediatric hospital
  • Busy, inner-city referral Emergency Department
  • Formally trained faculty in EM, PEM and POCUS
  • Beta-test center for POCUS hardware and software
  • 24/7 POCUS equipment and reference access
  • Dedicated divisional research faculty and research assistants
  • Advanced multimedia technology


  • Current participation in a PEM fellowship in Canada

Additional Information

  • Up to two positions will be available at any time on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Further details available upon request

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