How to Volunteer
As a non-profit organization, we are driven by volunteer leaders like you who have a passion for advancing POCUS around the globe. Check out our volunteer video to learn more about how you can make a difference:
The POCUS Certification Academy offers several volunteer opportunities that can be customized to fit your busy schedule. Our current opportunities can be found below.
Volunteer Opportunities: Certification
POCUS Fundamentals Item Writer: Use the online Remote Item Writing program to write multiple choice questions for the POCUS Fundamentals assessment. This assessment covers topics concerning instrumentation, basic principles of ultrasound, ultrasound artifacts, safety, and bio-effects.
Case Authors: Create clinical cases for assessments using content-specific templates. Case creation includes the following:
- the submission of at least two case videos and additional case media (where possible)
- authoring case narratives
- providing patient data (e.g. vitals)
- identifying answers for templated questions
Case Reviewer: Review drafted clinical cases for accuracy. Reviews will be completed independently or with staff in a virtual meeting.
Volunteer Opportunities: Education
Blog Guest: Be interviewed by our blog writer and discuss your favorite POCUS topic and share your expertise with the POCUS community.
Podcast Guest: Share your POCUS story with the community through a 15-minute Focus on POCUS podcast.
Webinar Speaker: Host a 20-minute educational webinar on a POCUS topic of your choice. Webinars can be live or recorded.
Media Contributors: Donate POCUS videos to be used in the creation of clinical cases as HIPAA-compliant media becomes available to contribute. Videos are preferred in .mp4 format and each case must include at least two videos. Please find more information regarding submission requirements and desired cases here.
Volunteer Opportunities: Community
POCUS Ambassador: Want to represent that POCUS Certification Academy in your community? We are now recruiting new Ambassadors for the 2023 year.
Governance: Help define the strategic direction of the POCUS Certification Academy. Assist with the development and review of policies and procedures and monitor the ongoing performance of the POCUS Certification Academy.
Click here for more information about the POCUS Certification AcademyTM.