McMaster POCUS-EM Subspecialty Rotation

McMaster POCUS-EM Subspecialty Rotation
McMaster Division of Emergency Medicine and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) Department of Emergency Medicine offer an unaccredited one year subspecialty rotation. St. Joseph’s is a high volume, high acuity Emergency Department (ED) with two ultrasound units, a Toshiba Aplio 300 and a Mindray Zonare ZS3. This is complimented by a dedicated Urgent Care site with a Sonosite M-Turbo.  At the ED site a dedicated PoCUS room is available after 1600h, and also routinely during the day.  The experience is competency-based leaving the possibility for early matriculation or enrichment with complementary electives.  The majority of scanning takes place in the SJHH ED with both in-person preceptorship or real-time image review with PoCUS faculty via the web-based QPath archiving system.  The program has successfully graduated 1-2 trainees each year since 2010, and presently has 7 fellowship-trained faculty sonographers on staff.  Experiences in critical care medicine ultrasound, echocardiography, general ultrasound and obstetric ultrasound are available.
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Dr. Ian Buchanan


St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON