Department of Medicine

Introduction to HM-POCUS Course

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 in New York City 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

Date

       

February 11-15, 2019

       

July 29-August 2, 2019

Location

    

The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

    

Belfer Research Building 302-A/B/C/D       
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

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Visiting Faculty

Gigi Liu, MD MSc, FACP
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Completed CHEST Certification Course
IM:  Johns Hopkins 2014
Med School:  Stanford School of Medicine 2011

Anna Maw, MD
Assistant Professor/Hospital Medicine
University of Colorado
Completed CHEST Certification Course
IM:  Cornell 2010
Med School:  NYU 2007

Christopher Parkhurst MD
Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell
IM:  NYP Weill-Cornell 2017
Med School:  NYU 2015

Irene W.Y. Ma, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary
Completed:  RDMS, RDCS, CPOCUS, WinFOCUS
IM:  University of British Columbia 2001
Med School:  University of British Columbia 1998

Ricardo Franco Sadud, MD
Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program
Naples Community Hospital
Completed SHM Certification
IM:  Cook County Hospital, Chicago 2004
Med School:  Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico

Benjamin Galen, MD
Assistant Professor
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Certification:  CHEST
IM:  Yale New Haven Hospital 2013
Med School:  Tufts University School of Medicine 2010

Ernest Fischer, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Completed CHEST certification
IM:  The University of Cincinnati 2014
Med School:  The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School 2010

Linda Kurian MD
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine at Northwell
IM:  New York Medical College 2009
Med School:  University of Debrecen Medical School 2004

Winter 2019 Details

Course Location

The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

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

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

Course Fees

Attendee Type

On or before
December 11, 2018

After
December 11, 2018

US Attending

$2,500

$3,000

US Fellow/Resident/PA/NP

$1,500

$2,000

International Attendees

$2,500

$3,000

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

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 1/7/2019: $200.00 cancellation fee

Cancel after 1/28/2019: 50% refund

Cancel after 2/4/2019: no refund

Summer 2019 Details

Course Location

Belfer Research Building 302-A/B/C/D
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

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

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

Course Fees

Attendee Type

On or before
June 1, 2019 *

After
June 1, 2019 *

US Attending

$2,500

$3,000

US Fellow/Resident/PA/NP

$1,500

$2,000

International Attendees

$2,500

$3,000

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

* Additional fee of $400 will be charged for a required online subscription to CAE ICCU curriculum.

Note: We offer deeply discounted rate to CAE ICCU online curriculum at cost because we are able to secure bulk rates.

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 7/1/2019: $200.00 cancellation fee

Cancel after 7/15/2019: 50% refund

Cancel after 7/22/2019: no refund

Testimonials

Thanks again for this amazing course. It was very well organized and the rest of your staff were outstanding. I am looking forward to continue growing on my POCUS skills and knowledge.

Thank you for an amazing week. The hard work you and Greg put into the course was evident and much appreciated. I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to take the class, and look forward to furthering my skills out on the wards.

I really appreciate the time, thinking and dedication shown by your Team to produce this excellent POCUS course. They were excellent and well tutored scanning time at bedside. The faculty is highly engaged and enjoy their skills. Open interactions.

Organized, practical and taught by people who both are very skilled at POCUS and skilled teachers

The instructors were phenomenal and really made the course wonderful.

Good size group allowing for optimal practical time. Well organized.

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.

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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