HANDS ON ULTRASOUND EDUCATION
The Hands-On Ultrasound Education (HOUSE) Program gives rural physicians the training and confidence to integrate point-of-care ultrasound into their practice. HOUSE was specifically designed to meet the unique needs of rural physicians. By providing education that is customized for each community, the program meets the needs of learners with a wide range of pre-existing skills. HOUSE delivers learning in a relaxed and fun environment, with a high instructor to student ratio, to maximize hands-on practice time.
The HOUSE program was developed and is operated by the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) in partnership with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC within the UBC Rural CPD program. Funding for the HOUSE program was provided by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, a joint committee of the Doctors of BC and BC Ministry of Health.
HOUSE is a customizable, travelling, hands-on ultrasound training program developed specifically for rural physicians. This means we come to you! If you’re interested in hosting ultrasound education in your community or learning more about the program, contact us today.
We are more than just a travelling course. Our program provides opportunities for ongoing POCUS learning, after the HOUSE course has come and gone. We have a number of innovative options to support this. Our eHOUSE program allows participants to connect with a HOUSE instructor virtually, in real time, for further one-on-one training. Participants can also invite an instructor back to the community for further in-person instruction, through our Finishing School program. This gives learners an opportunity to build upon what they have learned in HOUSE, as they integrate POCUS into their practice. We are also working on a number of other exciting initiatives, such as supporting the BC PoCUS website, providing opportunities to connect within the community of practice, and research activities. Stay tuned for further information on these developments, or give us a call to find out more. We are always looking for ways to enhance rural learning, and would love to hear what you need.