Course Syllabus

Required Textbook

The homework for this course will be a mix of high-yield YouTube videos, and readings from the Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound textbook. This digital textbook is free through iTunes, and has superb digital content. Please download both volume 1 and volume 2 book from the links below or through the iBook app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac.

Volume 1 (iBook) | Volume 2 (iBook)


The morning sessions will take place from 8:30am-12pm at the UCLA Simulation Center, 700 Westwood Plaza, Learning Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095. The afternoon sessions will  be hands-on patient scanning in the hospital from 1pm-3:30. The rest of the afternoon is time for you to review the material for the following day.







This 2 week elective is an introduction to bedside ultrasound. It takes years of deliberate practice to become proficient at POCUS. Following this course you are expected to continue to practice your ultrasound skills on the patients you care for, but DO NOT MAKE MANAGEMENT DECISIONS unless your ultrasound images have been confirmed by a pulmonary, cardiology, or hospitalist attending or fellow that have been trained in bedside US. If you think see a concerning pathology on your US exam, you should expedite formal imagining and/or expedite the appropriate consult.

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