Our annual POCUS Educator Scholarship provides training and support to emergency physicians in developing countries with the primary goal of enabling them to establish a ‘Train the Trainer’ model of POCUS education and quality improvements in their home country.
Dr Nilanka Wickramaratne, Sri Lanka
Dr Temesgen Beyene, Ethiopia
Scholars undertake a rigorous nomination and selection process.
Are Emergency Medicine Consultants or equivalent or undertaking an emergency medicine training program
Plan to continue to live and work in their home country/current country of residence for five years
Have significant interest and a vision for the advancement of Focused Emergency Ultrasound in their home country/current country of residence
Are either credentialled in Focused Emergency Ultrasound or intend to complete at least 3 core modules of ACEM or ASUM CCPU equivalent modules within 18 months of the commencement of the scholarship
Agrees to facilitate a local ‘Train the Trainer’ program in their home country/current country of residence
The 2020 Scholarship Includes:
Attendance at AIU’s Advanced EM Ultrasound 5 day course
Participation in the 2021 EMUGs SONIC Conference
Attendance at EMUG’s events in person or via videoconference
Hosted hospital visits with local Ultrasound Clinical Leaders
International flights between their home country, Australia and New Zealand
Accommodation and some meals hosted in the homes of members of the EMUGs community
Domestic flights within Australia and New Zealand (where required)
A daily allowance to cover essential food and transport costs
Established by EMUGs Co-Founder Dr Brian O’Connell in 2017, the scholarship is made possible thanks to our Partners Istih and with the generous support of the Australian Institute of Ultrasound - AIU.
Istih covers the scholars travel expenses and AIU donate a space on their 5 day Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) course.
This generosity reflects these organisation’s shared goal of making POCUS a core diagnostic skill in Emergency Medicine and giving training to those who need it.