SPH Stream

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

A unique clinically-integrated program designed to train the future leaders of point-of-care ultrasound designed specifically with CCFP-EM graduates in mind. Over 9 months, Fellows will:

  • develop technical expertise with advanced understanding of PoCUS applications within the context of emergency medicine
  • learn effective educational strategies for teaching stereotactic and conceptual elements
  • be well-versed in current research informing safe and effective PoCUS practice
  • develop program management, quality assurance, and leadership skills


  • Weekly coached hands-on scanning shifts with PoCUS faculty
  • Weekly didactic session by PoCUS faculty with primarily “flipped classroom” focus
  • Access to extensive curated online resources
  • Flexible areas of concentration to develop targeted expertise
  • Participation as instructors in several Hands-On courses for staff and residents


  • Guaranteed 0.5 FTE staff shifts in the ED at St. Paul’s Hospital paid at regular staff rates
  • 2 weekly PoCUS scanning shifts in the emergency department
  • Weekly quality assessment of PoCUS scans
  • Quarterly PoCUS Journal Club: interactive discussion of foundational and cutting edge literature
  • Participation in curriculum with topic selection and content curation
  • One Grand Rounds presentation to Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents
  • Scholarly project: prepare an original scholarly work suitable for peer review


  • License to practice emergency medicine from the College of Physicians of BC


  • A busy, inner-city referral ED in Downtown Vancouver
  • Formally trained faculty in EM and POCUS
  • 24/7 POCUS equipment and reference access

Oron Frenkel, MS, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, St. Paul’s Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
email: oron.frenkel@gmail.com