frequently asked questions

What is GUSI?

Global Ultrasound Institute (GUSI) is an online, longitudinal training platform for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Our mission is to equip medical professionals across specialties with high-yield, clinically-relevant POCUS skills. We offer ongoing training, evaluation, and mentorship to an expanding global community of practitioners and residencies. 

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How much do your services cost?

With health equity at the heart of GUSI’s core values, our mission is to make the highest quality POCUS training affordable and accessible for clinicians worldwide. Our pricing structure varies based on institution, practice setting, and number of participants, and we offer subsidies for those working in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), as well as for physicians working with underserved populations. 

 

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Visit our Health Equity Residency Exchange (HERE) program page here  to learn how you can help sponsor a residency from a LMIC to learn POCUS at no charge. 

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Does GUSI offer services for residencies?

Yes! Our curriculum was designed with residency programs in mind. We offer customized in-person, on-site training, residency-wide access to our acclaimed online Master Course for your entire residency (including a performance dashboard to track residents’ performance), and a Scan Portfolio to streamline the process of scan review, resident feedback, and quality assurance. 

 

Contact us to discuss bringing GUSI to your residency program. 

Learn more about GUSI’s value for residency programs here.

Is GUSI only intended for certain medical specialties?

Our services are specifically designed to benefit clinicians across all medical specialties. GUSI’s founders and instructors have trained hundreds of physicians in various medical specialties, including but not limited to: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency medicine, critical care, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical officers, and nurses. As such, we encourage clinicians of all specialties and training backgrounds to take part.

Learn more about the clinical utility and versatility of POCUS here.

Can I train with GUSI if I am not a doctor?

Definitely! We believe that POCUS is the most revolutionary addition to patient care and diagnosis since the stethoscope. Therefore, all professionals who take care of patients can benefit from our services. This includes nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, clinical officers, physical therapists, paramedics, EMTs, and nurses.

To learn why POCUS is valuable for every clinician that performs a physical exam, click here.

Do you accept applicants from outside of the United States?

We welcome applicants from all over the world and currently have students and alumni in over 15 countries. GUSI’s founders both have backgrounds in global health and continue to teach POCUS worldwide. In alignment with GUSI’s mission for health equity and empowerment, we offer subsidies for those working in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), as well as for physicians working with underserved populations. 

 

Visit our products page here for details about our pricing and discounts.

 

If you are a resident or medical student working in a LMIC, visit this link to learn how to sign up for our Health Equity Residency Exchange (HERE) program at no cost to you. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions!

What does the GUSI curriculum entail?

GUSI’s curriculum takes the medical provider from little to no POCUS knowledge to a level of mastery for any clinical setting. Our services combine high-yield lectures and quizzes to test your knowledge with one-to-one mentorship sessions and opportunities to get your scans reviewed in real-time. Our modules include Ultrasound Basics, Cardiac Echo, FAST/E-FAST, Musculoskeletal, Renal, Gallbladder, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Pulmonology, Deep Venous Thrombosis, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Skin Soft Tissue, and Tuberculosis-HIV. 

 

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How much time is required to complete the GUSI Master Course?

The GUSI curriculum is modular and adaptable, designed to be completed at a clinician’s own pace and remotely. Between reviewing the didactic modules, test questions, and performing scans, we approximate a total of 5-10 hours per week on average over the course of a year. 

Learn more about the Master Course here.

Will participants receive a certificate upon completion of the course?

GUSI provides a certificate of completion, a transcript with all completed lessons, and a report of final quiz question scores. For residency POCUS champions, GUSI also provides a template for tracking the minimum scanning requirements for competency as dictated by POCUS curriculum guidelines in various specialties. 

 

GUSI is a preferred education partner of the POCUS Certification Academy; after taking our courses, you’ll be prepared to take their POCUS certification exam. All of GUSI’s courses are CME accredited.  

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