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Welcome to the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy for Students and Residents

The POCUS Certification Academy exists to allow physicians, advanced providers, students and residents to demonstrate their knowledge, test their proficiency and promote best practices in POCUS while improving care for their patients.

We aim to give medical students and residents the tools to stand out from their peers, test their knowledge and start their careers understanding the latest techniques in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS).

The Clinical Certificate and Specialty Certification programs in POCUS are available 24/7 from your location, using your own device. Your results are available immediately. The online POCUS Program assessments are convenient, affordable and widely recognized for distinguishing expertise and ability in POCUS.

In fact, 84% of physicians would recommend certification to ensure quality standards in the use of POCUS.  More than 1,300 practitioners from over 55 countries are already on board.

We believe that the future of ultrasound is portable, mobile and provides exceptional results. If you are ready to join the future of healthcare, join us.

Our assessments are built by POCUS practitioners using real world examples:

  • Based on actual clinical cases with engaging and modern educational methods.
  • Focused on the assessment of core competencies that matter most.
  • Built by experts in the field from multiple specialties and backgrounds.
  • Credibility guaranteed by strategic collaboration and support from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) & the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA).
  • Unique digital badging is available to highlight your accomplishments online upon meeting eligibility requirements.

For a limited time students or residents can get 20% off your certificate(s).   Receive your code once you begin your registration

How to get started:

The POCUS Fundamentals Certificate

The POCUS fundamentals is open for anyone interested in point-of-care ultrasound. The Fundamentals Certificate provides users with an educational review and tests your knowledge in ultrasound principles and instrumentation topics. This certificate or it’s equivalencies are required before any clinical certificates may be earned.
Download POCUS Fundamentals Guide for more information.

POCUS Clinical Certificates

Students that meet the experiential and eligibility requirements can take any of the clinical certificates or specialty certifications.
View all available certificates and certifications for more information.

POCUS Student of the Year Case Competition

We believe the POCUS community include everyone who wants to learn and practice point-of-care ultrasound and that to move healthcare forward we all play a part.  To that end we want to encourage students to share videos and cases of their work in POCUS with select students winning the ‘POCUS Student of the Year’.

Scholarships & Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to discounts, scholarships and Volunteer Opportunities are also available for students.

For additional information or assistance on the Student of the Year Case Competition or Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunities, please POCUS@inteleos.org.

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