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Department of Medicine Elective Catalog Internal Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Elective

Internal Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Elective

Preceptor: Michael Janjigian, MD
Contact: Michael Janjigian,
Telephone: 212-562-8360

Prerequisites: None



The student will learn the essentials of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) primarily through scanning patients admitted on the inpatient wards. Students will watch recorded videos, read selected chapters, shadow technologists in the body ultrasound lab, the vascular lab, and the echocardiography lab, and perform scanning with asynchronous (indirect) and synchronous (direct) supervision. Students will learn on a variety of ultrasound machines including how to upload and label clips. During synchronous supervision, students will also be taught relevant physical examination to learn to integrate POCUS into clinical care.

Objectives of the Elective

Students will learn POCUS knowledge, image acquisition, image interpretation, and clinical integration. Students will learn POCUS for cardiac, lung, abdominal and vascular systems.

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective

Success in this elective will depend on self-directed learning as faculty supervision and technologist availability will vary depending on clinical workload.

Didactic Program

Students will be given access to the Brightspace POCUS course which hosts the recorded videos, quizzes, cases, and articles. Clips recorded by the student will be reviewed with faculty.

Method of Evaluation

Faculty will evaluate the student based on achieving the expectations outlined above.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All year, pending availability of faculty.
Report To: Michael Janjigian, MD, at Bellevue Hospital 16N9 
Students Per Period: 2
Duration: 2 weeks