POCUS Educator Scholarship

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

2018 Program

Dr Harendra Cooray, Sri Lanka

2018 Program

Dr Temesgen Beyene, Ethiopia

2020 Program

Meet our Scholars.

Scholars undertake a rigorous nomination and selection process.

Successful nominees:

  • 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.

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