Introduction to HM-POCUS Course


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.


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

Course Information and Registration

Course Dates:

Summer 2024 (July 29 - August 2, 2024)
Winter 2025 (February 3-7, 2025)

Course Location:


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


Course Fees

Attendee TypeClass Fee        CAE Subscription *        Total        
Attending        $3,750        $350        $4,100        
Fellow/Resident/PA/NP        $3,250        $350        $3,600        


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

*Additional fee of $350 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. Payment is required at the time of registration.

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Cancellation Policy

More than 3 weeks prior to the class: full refund
Less than 3 weeks prior to the class: 50% refund
Less than 2 weeks prior to the class 25% refund
Less than 1 week prior to the class: no refund

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

Parking and Lodging


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


The Helmsley Medical Tower
1320 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021

The Bentley Hotel
500 East 62nd Street, NY, NY 10065

The Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York
215 East 64th Street, NY, NY 10065

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
410 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128


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.


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.

General Internal Medicine

Monika Safford, M.D., Chief

Blake Rambo, J.D., M.B.A., Administrator
Tel: (646) 962-5900
Fax: (646) 962-0508

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training

Kathryn Zhu, M.P.A., Program Administrator




Related Links

Hospital Medicine Clinical Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship