University of Calgary POCUS-EM Fellowship

University of Calgary POCUS-EM Fellowship

The University of Calgary Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one-year program that will prepare graduates to lead an academic and/or community emergency ultrasound program. Experience will be sufficient to fulfill the requirements for RDMS certification. Fellows will also be exposed to all aspects of ultrasound program development and quality assurance. The Calgary POCUS fellowship accepts one resident per year and prioritizes internal candidates. Curriculum

  • Sonography: Fellows will be trained in basic and advanced point of care applications. At completion candidates will be confident in image generation, interpretation and clinical decision-making as it pertains to point of care resuscitation, diagnostics and procedural skills.
  • Research/Academic Project: Fellow will complete a scholarly activity pertinent to the practice of Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound. This activity may include research, development of an educational module or an administration topic.
  • Education: Fellows will be comfortable developing educational modules and will be expected to perform focused teaching sessions for residents, medical students and faculty.
  • Administration: Fellows will be equipped to design and implement a point of care ultrasound program. Specific attention will be paid to continuing education, quality assurance and ultrasound course facilitation.


  • Resident or Fellow in Canadian Royal College Residency Program (including but not limited to Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care)
  • Eligibility and registration with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons is required
  • Medical liability insurance is required

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter explaining their motivation for pursuing subspecialty training in Point of Care Ultrasound, their career goals, and their reasons for choosing Calgary as a training site. They should outline their interests and accomplishments and discuss what personal qualities make them suitable for the program.

Application Deadline:  January 15th of the preceding academic year


Email Dr Peterson


Danny Peterson MD PhD RDMS FRCPC


University of Calgary


Book Chapter: Peterson, DR. (2014) Chapter 19: Gallbladder. In Point-of-care Ultrasound. Elsevier (In press). Invited Review: Peterson, DR, Arntfield, R. (2014) Critical Care Ultrasound. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. (In press).