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PEM Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship

Fellow Responsibilities | Fellow Instruction and Education | Distinctly SickKids | Eligibility | Application Process | Contact

Fellow Responsibilities 

  • Faculty shifts in the ED at SickKids: approximately eight shifts per month
  • Two POCUS scanning shifts per week: scan active ED patients and instruct POCUS rotators at the bedside
  • Weekly POCUS Journal Club: participate in an interactive discussion of pivotal and cutting-edge POCUS literature
  • Weekly image review sessions: participate in an interactive quality assessment of recent clinical POCUS scans
  • Monthly didactic teaching: presenting core content, and new ideas in a 20-minute mini-lecture for POCUS faculty and rotators
  • Quarterly divisional teaching: present a 30-minute lecture at Rounds for faculty and trainees
  • Academic project: prepare an original academic work suitable for peer review
  • Scholarly project: prepare an original scholarly work suitable for peer review
  • Administrative project: develop a meaningful administrative contribution

Fellow Instruction and Education

  • Coached 1:1 POCUS scanning shifts with POCUS faculty
  • Weekly didactic teaching by POCUS faculty Annual Pre-Conference Hospital for Sick Children’s PEM POCUS Workshop
  • Complexity model of evaluation and assessment
  • Project Planning and Management Course (optional)
  • International POCUS opportunities (optional)
  • Speciality conference attendance (optional)

Distinctly SickKids

  • Premier, free-standing, level-one trauma and tertiary-care paediatric hospital
  • Busy, inner-city referral Emergency Department
  • Formally trained faculty in EM, PEM and ePOCUS
  • Beta-test center for ePOCUS hardware and software
  • 24/7 ePOCUS equipment and reference access
  • Dedicated divisional research faculty and research assistants
  • Advanced multimedia technology


  • Successful completion of a PEM fellowship and PEM Board Eligible in Canada or the United States
  • Hold or be eligible for a certificate of registration to practice medicine in Ontario as issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario   

Application Process

Applications Deadline for 2021/2022 is September 14, 2020  

  • Up to two positions will be awarded on a competitive basis annually
  • Further details and compensation available upon request


CONTACT:  pem.pocus@sickkids.ca