Point of Care Ultrasonagraphy


The objective of the Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of Ottawa is to train the future leaders of Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (EMUS). Fellows will obtain extensive experience in the use of clinical point-of-care ultrasound, as well as teaching, administration, and research.

All CCFP(EM) and FRCP(C) residents take part in dedicated POCUS-EM rotations which is supported by an enthusiastic and nationally recognized EMUS Faculty, and our fellows are an integral part of running our residency training program.


The Ottawa Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine is a regional trauma centre with over 140,000 emergency visits/year. The high acuity and diverse patient population has benefited from the Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (EMUS) program since 1998.


As the National Capital of Canada with a population of close to 1 million people, Ottawa is a beautiful city with countless festivals, concerts, and cultural attractions to offer. Highlights include a visit to Canada’s Parliament, the Byward Market, the annual Tulip Festival, Winterlude festival, as well as a number of other musical and food festivals each year at the rapidly developing Landsdowne Park.

Ottawa is also host to many incredible and family friendly museums and galleries including the National War Museum, the National Art Gallery, The Canadian Museum of History, The Canadian Museum of Nature, and more.

Besides the many museums and cultural attractions, Ottawa is an outdoor lover's paradise. The city has extensive bike paths, jogging trails, the longest skating rink in the world (the Rideau Canal), world class rapids for kayaking, nearby downhill skiing as well as hundreds of kilometers of cross-country trails.


  • Weekly sessions with EMUS Faculty
  • Opportunities to teach locally and nationally
  • Pediatric, ECHO, and Critical Care rotations
  • Access to world-class researchers and methodologists


  • Demonstrated interest in Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography
  • Clinical competence
  • Letter of interest with 3 references (one of which must be from the program director if applicable)
  • Eligible for appropriate licensure in Ontario by CPSO
  • Eligible for appropriate medical liability insurance by CMPA
  • EM certified physicians who are eligible for Ontario licensure or residents in a Canadian EM program

Deadline for applications is the last Wednesday in September every year
All applicants invited for an interview will take place either

  • a) In person - first Wednesday in October OR
  • b)Web based – second Wednesday in October

Completed applications can be submitted to Josiane Beausoleil

The start date is negotiable, but will typically begin July 1.
Please note that this is a one year fellowship. Clinical traineeships for less than a year in POCUS-EM are organized individually and subject to availability.

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