About us

SPOCUS is an inclusive fellowship of like-minded clinicians and students who share a passion for POCUS. Our members include EMS & austere prehospital personnel, nurses, NPs, PAs, physicians, CRNAs, and PTs, across every medical specialty and practice setting, who recognize clinical ultrasound as a safe, cost effective, and versatile imaging modality that can have a profound impact on patient care and advance medical education.

‚ÄčSPOCUS, a constituent organization of the American Academy of PAs,  is committed to promoting the use of ultrasound through education, governance, collaboration, and advocacy, for all providers who utilize ultrasound.

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 valuable bedside clinical skills.

Our Mission:

1. Promote high quality clinical ultrasound training and employment for clinicians in 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 education/training programs, towards development of "Day One Ultrasound Integration" into their programs' curriculum.

POCUS Educator Podcast Series!

We recently collaborated with the TotalEM Podcast to bring you a series of workshops showcasing the value of POCUS in medical education.   If you've been wanting to build POCUS into your curriculum, and just aren't sure how, we've got the tools to help!  Featuring expert POCUS and medical educators!

SPOCUS Newsletter

"The Echo Chamber"

The official publication of SPOCUS

Newly published iBook "Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound" now available  on iTunes

Edited and authored by POCUS leaders, The Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound iBook in 2 volumes is a free resource for point-of-care users caring for patients in emergency and critical care environments. This interactive image and narrated video focused book is designed to be a quick reference and a just-in-time learning tool.  Check it out here

News & Articles

And the "Golden Probe" Award

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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 incredible efforts in leading the iScan Competition / Workshop at AAPA '18.  Congratulations and well-deserved, Patrick!

New SUIS Programs

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 mentors like Fritz who will teach you how to multiply your clinical capabilities by employing bedside ultrasound.

Join us

In our dedication to the promotion, democratization, and advancement of POCUS, we offer:

  • Leadership and collaborative opportunities in a growing organization
  • Low-cost membership, third-party US education and US equipment discounts
  • Access to employment opportunities
  • Personalized / tailored guidance, support, and education in the area of POCUS
  • Private members-only resources and community forum
We are a young but rapidly-blooming organization looking for the brightest and best leaders who share a passion for POCUS and desire to impart that passion onto others.

From sonographer, to ultrasound fellowship-trained clinician, to PT, to EMT, to undergraduate pre-clinical student, your level of ultrasound training does not matter - join today!

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¬©SPOCUS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization  •  P.O. Box 90434  •  San Antonio  •  TX • 78209

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