CPoCUS Tracks

Internal Medicine (IM)

This advanced track is for Internal Medicine clinicians who manage patients with cardio-pulmonary pathologies

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This advanced curriculum teaches clinicians POCUS skills for managing patients with cardio-pulmonary pathologies. It includes protocols for image generation, image identification, and clinical integration.



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How to get certified

IP candidate completes a CPoCUS-accredited introductory course relevant to the IM track

IP candidate completes logged scan requirements supervised by an IM Track Instructor

IP candidate passes three examinations with an IM Track Instructor

IM Track Instructor submits an IP request for the IP candidate

IP candidate pays one-time certificate fee to finalize IP certification

IP candidate receives IM IP certificate with IP number

Brief overview of certification examinations

Written examination to assess knowledge base.

The Written Exam is conducted on a computer with a pass score of 85% (one examiner, many candidates).

You must join CPoCUS prior to writing the Written exam.

The Written Exam is an online, multiple choice, closed book examination with 20-80 questions. If you fail the first attempt, you will receive a report detailing which questions you answered incorrectly. You may re-write the exam the next day.

Visual examination to assess image interpretation skills and the ability to integrate POCUS findings into clinical care.

The Visual Exam is conducted on a computer with a pass score of 85% (one examiner, one candidate).

These exams take place with a CPoCUS instructor using an interactive video presentation. Candidates are shown images and video clips and are asked to interpret images and incorporate findings into case scenarios.

Practical examination to assess image generation skills.

The Practical Exam is conducted on a standardized patient with a pass score of 100% (one examiner, one candidate).

The examiner uses a detailed checklist of the essential skills required of all IP candidates. 

An IP candidate’s training should be sufficient to allow them to pass the Practical exam without any hesitation in performing skills and without any prompting from the examiner. 


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