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 - Resident 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 20-minute lecture - prepares and presents an evidence-based review of a selected POCUS topic
  • Required case report for submission - 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 eUS
  • Beta-test center for eUS hardware and software
  • 24/7 eUS equipment and reference access
  • Dedicated divisional research faculty and research assistants
  • Advanced multimedia technology


  • Current participation in Paediatric or Adult Emergency Medicine, NICU, PICU or General Paediatric Residency in Canada
  • Up to two positions will be available at any time on a first-come first-serve basis

Application Process

Please contact Kelly Sobie to inquire about schedule availability.  

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