Who is SPOCUS?
Previously known as SPACUS, SPOCUS is the only national medical society solely focused on clinical and bedside ultrasound. We are a fellowship of like-minded clinicians, from every medical specialty, who recognize ultrasound is a safe, cost effective and dynamic imaging modality that plays a prominent role in the care of our patients.
SPOCUS is committed to promoting the use of ultrasound through education, governance and advocacy, for all providers who utilize ultrasound from the PA student to the seasoned clinician.
SPOCUS is dedicated to its members and the support of POCUS as a whole. We are a non-profit society without a tethered relationship to pharma or industry and do not exist to profit or sell anything other than the concept that POCUS helps deliver superior care and helps students learn sustainable skills.
The elevator pitch for our Mission:
1. Promote high quality clinical ultrasound usage for providers every specialty and practice setting through the utilization of The Guidelines for Clinical Ultrasound Utilization.
2. Help students attain the very best medical education possible by supporting faculty of PA programs and medical schools work to "Day One Ultrasound Integration" into their program's curriculum.
We welcome anyone who shares our common interest, from educators, researchers, students, our physician partners, to ultrasound techs and paramedics. We would like to extend an especially warm welcome to our partner Advanced Practice Providers to include nurse practitioners, midwives, and nurse anesthetists.
News & Articles
Recognizing the immense talent and efforts of our members is a vital part of the SPOCUS mission. This year marked the inaugural year for the "Golden Probe" Award, intended to recognize the most outstanding contributions and dedicated service of a SPOCUS member. Patrick Bafuma was presented with the award for his efforts in leading the Yes, I Scan Competition/Workshop at AAPA '18.
Fritz Fuller PA-C, "The Mayor of Ultrasound," teaches first year PA students at the University of Utah PA program the finer points of probe manipulation. Fritz is a SUIS' senior mentor and he is committed to providing the training necessary to get these students onto the pathway to clinical ultrasound competency.
Get together with your classmates, form a free SUIS program and SPOCUS will match your group with a local mentor like Fritz who will teach you how to multiply your clinical capabilities by employing bedside ultrasound.
The only organization solely dedicated to the promotion, democratization, and advancement of point-of-care ultrasound