Paediatric Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound Trainership

Course Aim

The aim of this program is to provide trainees with increased clinical competence through an immersive trainership located at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Program Overview

The Paediatric Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound Trainership is an immersive program bringing Canadian and International practicing physicians to The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, for a 4-12 week training experience. Trainees will gain clinical competence throughout the duration of the program and benefit from specialized lectures and personalized coaching from our point-of-care ultrasound faculty, focusing on their selected applications. This experience is enriched with a weekly journal club, image review sessions, small group scanning shifts and procedural simulation workshops. Following completion of the program, participants will be able to clinically apply an advanced set of point-of-care ultrasound skills in a paediatric emergency medicine setting. These clinical skills will result in direct organizational improvements to patient care and workflow.

Benefits for Participants:

Skill Development and Opportunities

Develop desired skills in the bedside interpretation of ultrasound images including the imaging and diagnosis of patients with cardiac, biliary, renal, thoracic and soft tissue issues and complaints. As the placement progresses, trainees will develop advanced skills in the use of point-of-care ultrasound for patients with ocular and advanced cardiac issues as well as ultrasound application in emergency procedural care.

Trainership Services

Receive customized teaching and mentorship from expert point-of-care ultrasound faculty while developing skills in a premier, free-standing, level-one trauma and tertiary care paediatric hospital.

Enrichment Activities

Enjoy enhanced learning opportunities and network development through weekly journal club, image review sessions, teaching rounds and peer mentorship from in-house fellows.

Benefits for Organizations:

Develop Change Innovators

Support physicians to return with new knowledge and ideas to implement change and drive growth in paediatric point-of-care ultrasound services within your organization.

Diverse Global Networking

Engage physician leaders in your organization to maximize their individual development through access to SickKids expert point-of-care ultrasound faculty in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.

Course Information:


4 to 12 weeks
Dependent on individual learning objectives


Physicians presently practicing in an emergency department setting

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