The value of POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) as a clinical tool in family medicine is undeniable. Our faculty believe POCUS will be an integral part of the practice of all family physicians in the next 5-10 years and are committed to training our residents in its use. To maximize resident experience and minimize logistical barriers, our program has made the commitment to put a personal point of care ultrasound device (Butterfly IQ) in the hands of every resident and every faculty physician. As of July 2019, we have provided devices to all 2nd and 3rd year residents and half of the faculty, with the plan to complete our rollout to our interns and the remainder of the faculty in the coming months.
Regular POCUS workshops with plenty of opportunity to practice skills are included in our conference curriculum. POCUS practice and teaching is also included routinely on inpatient rounds and when seeing patients in the residency clinic.