Department of Medicine

Hospital Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasonography

HM-POCUS Course

Dates: July 30-August 3, 2018
Location: Weill Greenberg Center, Clinical Skills Center
1305 York Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10065 | Directions

Why POCUS?

Be at the forefront of medicine. Bedside ultrasound gives today’s physicians an advantage in making critical decisions without the delay of laboratory testing or imaging diagnostics.

Curriculum

This five-day course will give you the skills to confidently integrate POCUS into your everyday practice. Learn through hands on scanning, image interpretation, case discussions, and evidence review. The course covers applications in cardiac, pulmonary and pleural, renal, GU, abdominal, biliary, vascular, and musculoskeletal sonography.

  • Scan with live models
  • Uniquely low 2:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • More hours of hands-on scanning than other national course

Who Are We?

Certified by the American Chest Society, our faculty are engaged in the development of national guidelines and teach at conferences held by the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. And, moreover, we love to scan!

Who should attend?

The course is specifically designed for hospital medicine practitioners. However, the content will be useful to attendings, residents, and mid-level providers (PAs, NPs) in the following areas:

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine

Agenda

Monday 7/30/2018

At home for day 1  

Pulmonary

8:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introduction, Overview, Pretest (all groups)

9:00 a.m.

Didactics: Knobology, probe manipulation, renal and bladder (normal)

10:00 a.m.

Image review: renal and bladder

11:00 a.m.

Hands-on Scanning: renal & bladder

12:00 p.m.

Lunch break (all groups)

1:00 p.m.

Didactics: Pulmonary part I

2:00 p.m.

Hands-on Scanning: renal & bladder

3:00 p.m.

Image Review: Lung and Pleura

At home for next day  

Cardiac views

Tuesday 7/31/2018

8:30 a.m.

Pretest (all groups)

9:00 a.m.

Didactics: Cardiac 1 (normal structure identification)

10:00 a.m.

Image Review: Cards 1

11:00 a.m.

Hands-on Scanning: cardiology 1

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break (all groups)

1:00 p.m.

Didactics: Cardiac 2 (LV fx, color doppler, M-mode, EPSS)

2:00 p.m.

Image Review: Cardiology 2

3:00 p.m.

Hands-on Scanning: cardiology 2

At home for next day  

Abdominal Aorta

Wednesday 8/1/2018

8:30 a.m.

Pretest (all groups)

9:00 a.m.

Didactics: DVT

10:00 a.m.

Hands-on Scanning: LE Veins

11:00 a.m.

Image Review: DVT

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Break (all groups)

1:00 p.m.

Didactics: Biliary

2:00 p.m.

Image Review: abdomen/biliary/abdominal aorta

3:00 p.m.

Hands-on Scanning: Abd aorta, biliary, abdominal wall vessels

At home for next day  

Musculoskeletal

Thursday 8/2/2018

8:30 a.m.

Pretest

9:00 a.m.

Didactics: Cardiology 3 (RV fx, tamponade)

10:00 a.m. 

Hands-on Scanning: Cardiology 3

11:00 a.m. 

Image Review: Cards 3

12:00 p.m.  

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m.

Didactics: Musculoskeletal

2:00 p.m.

Hands-on Scanning: MSK

3:00 p.m.

Image Review: MSK

Friday 8/3/2018

 

Group A

Group B

Group C

9-10 a.m.

Skill test/image review

Written test

Written test

10-11 a.m.

Skill test/image review

Real cases

Real cases

11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Written test

Skill test/image review

Major POCUS protocols

12-1 p.m.

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1-2 p.m.

Real cases

Skill test/image review

Review of the written test   

2-3 p.m.

Review of the written test   

Review of the written test   

Skill test/image review

3-4 p.m.

Major POCUS protocols

Major POCUS protocols

Skill test/image review

Faculty

Tanping Wong, M.D.
Head of HM-POCUS program.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

  • Completed ACCP certification course
  • IM Residency: NYU/Bellevue Hospital, 1999
  • Med School: SUNY Brooklyn, 1995

Todd Cutler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

  • IM Residency: NYU/Bellevue Hospital, 2013
  • Med School: NYU, 2009

Elaine Gee, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

  • Completed ACCP certification course
  • IM Residency: WashU/Barnes-Jewish Hospital 2009
  • Med School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2006

Gregory Mints, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Member of the Executive Council SHM POCUS Special Interest Group.

  • Completed ACCP certification course
  • IM Residency: NYU/Bellevue Hospital, 2002
  • Med School: SUNY Brooklyn, 1999

Paula Roy-Burman, M.D., DTM&H
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

  • Completed ACCP certification course
  • IM Residency: Weill Cornell/NYP, 2012
  • Med School: Keck School of Medicine, USC, 2009

Visiting Faculty

Nilam Soni, M.D., M.Sc., FHM, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health System San Antonio

  • IM Residency: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
  • Med school: University of Texas- Southwestern Medical School

Gigi Yuen-Gee Liu, M.D., M.Sc.
Instructor of Medicine

  • Completed CHEST certification
  • IM Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Med School: Stanford University School of Medicine, 2011

Benjamin (Jamie) Galen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • IM Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, 2013
  • Med School: Tufts University School of Medicine, 2010

Registration

Attendee Type

On or before
June 1, 2018

After
June 1, 2018

Weill Cornell Medicine faculty

free

free

Attending

$2,400*

$2,900*

Fellow/Resident/PA/NP

$1,500

$2,000

International attendee

$2,400*

$2,900*

Course fees include breakfast, lunch, didactic materials and course certificate.

*reduced fee due to venue not able to accommodate lunch.

Email hmpocus@med.cornell.edu to register.

All dues must be paid through the dates of the course. Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted by e-mail to hmpocus@med.cornell.edu. Weill Cornell Medicine is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

Cancel after 7/1/2018: $200.00 cancellation fee

Cancel after 7/15/2018: 50% refund

Cancel after 7/23/2018: no refund

Accommodations

Course Location

Weill Greenberg Center, Clinical Skills Center
1305 York Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10065

Directions

Parking

Enterprise York Garage LLC
1175 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065
(212) 223-4219

Rapid Park Industries (Cornell University Weill Greenberg Center)
1305 York Avenue NY, NY 10021
(212) 866-1000

The Somerset Garage
1365 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021
(212) 650-0911

Hotels

This is a very popular time in NYC and hotels fill up very fast. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

The Helmsley Medical Tower
1320 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021
http://www.nypguestfacility.com/

The Bentley Hotel
500 East 62nd Street, NY, NY 10065
https://bentleyhotelnyc.com/

Garden NYC-an Affinia Hotel
215 East 64th Street, NY, NY 10065
https://www.affinia.com/gardens

AirBnB options

Disclosures

This is an in-depth introductory course. At completion of the course participants are expected to feel confident enough to start the life-time journey of learning POCUS. Successful completion of this course should be thought of as a beginning, not the end, of your training.

Teaching will mostly take one of the 3 forms: didactics, image review, and hands-on scanning, each lasting up to 1 hour. Each group will be small (no larger than 10 learners).

Scanning will be done on live models, some of them with identifiable sonographic pathology. The ratio of learner-to-instructor during hands-on sessions will not exceed 2:1.

Expect to spend 1 hour a day watching additional didactic video material which we will provide.

Aside from image acquisition, the course covers practical aspects of relevant fields of POCUS, pathology, integration into clinical practice, and evidence behind its use.

On the last day of the course there will be a written multiple-choice test and a practical skill test.

Written test: the test is in multiple choice format and includes only material specifically covered in the course.

Practical skill test: This will be administered on human models with 1-on-1 with the examiner. The following is the list of skills that will be taught in the course. For practical reasons, we cannot test participants’ performance on every task, and learners will be tested on a random subset of skills drawn from the list (by computer generated random number algorithm run on the last day of the course).

Two versions of a certificate of the course completion are available. Those who successfully pass both written and practical skill tests will receive a “certificate of successful completion of the course”. Those who do not will receive a “certificate of course attendance”. Both will be eligible for the same number of CME credits.

Only those who successfully pass both examinations will receive the certificate of completion. The passing grade on the written test is 80%.

Please note that, for the course to function smoothly, all scheduled activities will start exactly on time, regardless of the number of learners present at the time.

Testimonials

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Contact Information

General Internal Medicine

Monika Safford, M.D., Chief

Anita Mesi, Administrator
Tel: (212) 746-3443
Fax: (212) 746-1014
GIM-Admin@med.cornell.edu

Ambulatory Medicine

Judy Tung, M.D., Section Chief

Hospital Medicine

Arthur Evans, M.D., M.P.H., Section Chief

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