Long School of Medicine

Point-of-care Ultrasound Faculty Development Workshop

November 2024 to January 2025 – Live, Online Sessions
January 29, 2025 – In-person Session at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, TX
Total 16.0 hours of CME credit 

  1. Improve point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) faculty’s teaching skills of common clinical applications of the heart, lungs, abdomen, and vascular system.
  2. Develop POCUS faculty’s knowledge and hands-on skills to perform specific advanced clinical applications (details per agenda).
  3. Provide opportunities for peer-to-peer feedback and networking to continue growing a community of POCUS experts who can serve as faculty and institutional leaders in POCUS.
Target Audience
  1. POCUS experts with proficiency in basic POCUS applications who routinely teach novice users image acquisition, image interpretation, and clinical integration skills.
  2. POCUS experts seeking to expand their professional network through peer-to-peer instruction and feedback.
  3. POCUS experts who serve as institutional leaders and seek to advance their skills in POCUS program development.
Nilam SoniTanping WongGigi Liu
Trevor JensenRicardo FrancoAdditional Faculty TBD

Pre-workshop Online Sessions

Tuesday, November 5, 2024
3:00 – 5:00pm CT
Welcome & Overview - (10min)
Lecture: Advanced Knobology – (50min)
Break (10min)
Lecture: Cardiac Image Optimization – (50min)
Tuesday, December 3, 2024
3:00 – 5:00pm CT
Lecture: Gallbladder Ultrasound – (50min)
Break (10min)
Lecture: Female Reproductive Organs: Uterus and Ovary – (60min)
Tuesday, January 7, 2025
3:00 – 5:00pm CT
Lecture: Knee and Shoulder Ultrasound – (50min)
Break (10min)
Lecture: Ocular and Thyroid Ultrasound – (60min)
In-person Session - January 29, 2025

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Welcome & Overview  
7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Lecture: Cardiac POCUS Pearls  
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Cases: Cardiac Image Optimization
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.Hands-on Scanning Session: Cardiac POCUS
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Lecture: Review Knee and Shoulder Ultrasound 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hands-on Scanning Session: Knee and Shoulder 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
Lecture: Pearls for Teaching POCUS
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Lecture: Review of Gallbladder & Female Reproductive Organs
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hands-on Scanning Session: Gallbladder & Female Reproductive Organs
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Lecture: Review Ocular and Thyroid Ultrasound
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.mHands-on Scanning Session: Ocular and Thyroid Ultrasound
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.   Lecture: Advanced Image Review for POCUS Champions
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Expert Panel: POCUS Program Development (All Faculty)
6:00 p.m.Adjourn

Adjunct Faculty Role – January 30-31, 2025

  • POCUS Faculty Development Course participants are highly recommended to serve as adjunct faculty during the basic adult or pediatric POCUS courses held on January 30-31, 2025, at the same location.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to teach alongside expert POCUS faculty who have excelled as POCUS educators and are leaders in the field. 

Peer-to-peer feedback has been an invaluable experience for faculty development. 


Required Experience: This course is recommended for POCUS faculty and leaders who have:

  • >3 years of clinical practice experience using POCUS as an attending physician
  • Teaching and leadership responsibilities in POCUS at their institution
  • Proficiency in basic multisystem POCUS applications

Registration Fees:

  • Total course cost is $825 (includes pre-course work, online sessions, and 1 day in-person session in Austin on January 29, 2025)
  • Course Credits: Up to 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM and 16.0 points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
  • Mailing List: To be added to our mailing list for future courses, please complete the Course Participant Form.
  • Registration Process: If you are interested in registering for the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Faculty Development Workshop with a unique opportunity to co-teach with experienced POCUS faculty on January 30-31, 2025, please send a brief description of your past experience in POCUS and what you hope to get from the workshop to Kathryn Krellenstein: krellenstein@uthscsa.edu


  • Course registration is non-transferable and may not be applied toward future UT Health San Antonio CME courses. Partial refunds of 75% of the course registration will be provided for cancellations 60 days prior to the course. Partial refunds of 50% of the course registration will be provided for cancellations 30 days prior to the course. Partial refunds of 25% of the course registration will be provided for cancellations 14 days prior to the course. No refunds will be provided for cancellations less than 14 days or for no-shows.
  • Those who have last minute cancelations due to unforeseen circumstances or Acts of God (illness, canceled flights/ weather related, major family emergencies, etc.) will have the option of a 50% reimbursement of registration funds or a one-time transfer of your registration to our next POCUS CME Workshop.