Program Highlights

The Rural Ultrasound Fellowship has been purpose built for rural & resource limited practitioners.


Virtually Delivered

We choose to live and practice here, thanks. 
Rural Medicine is special because of its location and because of its people.   But when it comes to CME, opportunities to learn without need for travel are often scarce.    The Rural Ultrasound Fellowship is built to be delivered 100% virtually.  

That means you get to learn in your home community, with your friends & family close by, and without interrupting your work.   Right from Day 1, our fellows notice how the training begins to augment their day to day practice.

Flexibly Scheduled

Asynchronous scheduling and self-learning allow you to learn, practice and grow according to your own schedule throughout the year.    Curated self-study readings and learning is provided on a monthly basis to allow you to maintain an optimal pace and using spaced repetition.   

Expertly Taught 

Our growing faculty boasts world class ultrasound-education experts across all aspects of PoCUS.  Specialist emergency physicians, radiologists,  intensivists, not to mention practicing rural-generalists, round out our team of physicians who can appreciate and support your learning priorities within your own practice environment. 

Sonographic Mastery

In the first four months, the program reviews basic and intermediate scans ensuring a solid foundation is achieved and any residual gaps are closed.  In the second four months we are building on that foundation, introducing many new advanced concepts and windows within the PoCUS field.   During the final third of the program we continue to build generally and specifically according to each fellow's niche areas of interest.   Advanced echo, diagnostic abdominal scanning and regional nerve blocks are just a few examples of where our fellows choose to dig in to best serve their practice needs. 

Rural Ultrasound Fellowship
Program Objectives

By the end of your fellowship year you will...

✱ have a thorough knowledge of beginner, intermediate and advanced PoCUS scans and concepts. 

✱ have experience and comfort integrating several dozen PoCUS scan types into your current practice. 

✱ be comfortable continuing to self-learn & integrate new PoCUS techniques using the world of PoCUS FOAM (Free Open Access Medical education) resources on your own.   -  Or for the extremely keen: you will be very well qualified to enter a comprehensive and exhaustive academic fellowship program.

✱ have an intimate knowledge of your personal portable PoCUS device which you will be able to utilize anywhere and at any time. 


Our comprehensive curriculum leaves no sonographic stone unturned. Rest assured, our content mirrors (and rapidly exceeds) the most common scans taught in Canadian PoCUS courses today.

  • NOTE: This list is published for illustration purposes, and is subject to change.

  • Physics (ALARA, Frequency, Modes, Depth, Gain, callipers)
  • Abdomen (aorta, FAST, GB) 
  • Cardiac (SX: pericardial effusions) 
  • Lung (PTX, pleural effusions) 
  • Uro/Gyne (intrauterine pregnancy, bladder volume) 
  • Procedures (peripheral vein / artery)
  • Craft Corner (build your own procedural phantom for home use) 

  • Physics (Doppler [colour, power], aliasing, dynamic range)
  • Abdomen (hydronephrosis, portal triad, pylorus & intro to epigastrium) 
  • Cardiac (PSL, PSS, A4C: intro to LV Function, RV dilation)
  • Integument (cellulitis, abscess, lymph nodes) 
  • Lung (A, B lines, subpleural changes) 
  • MSk (shoulder dislocation, knee effusion, ankle effusion, bursitis, etc) 
  • Ocular (Globe rupture, pupil assessment; retinal, vitreous pathologies) 
  • Procedures (forearm nerve blocks, CVC, joint injections / aspirations)
  • Vascular (IVC, DVT, JVP) 

    : (selection based on time, interest, advanced artifacts) 
  • Physics (Pulsed-wave-doppler, tissue-doppler)
  • Abdomen (pancreas, CBD, gastroenteritis, bowel inflammation / obstruction, appendicitis, testes) 
  • Cardiac (EPSS, FS, intro to valves, TAPSE)
  • MSk (fractures, tendon & ligament injuries, rotator cuff assessment, elbow, hip, advanced knee)
  • Nerve blocks (SCP, ESP, femoral nerve, posterior tibialis nerve) 
  • Obstetrics (fetal position, placental position, cervical length, AFI) 
  • Procedures (trigger finger, SI & other joints) 
  • Vascular (carotid flow, renal perfusion, portal flow, VExUS) 

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Rural Ultrasound Fellowship is a CPD program operated by Community Health Network Ltd.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 52 Mainpro+ credits.
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