FAMUS - Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound

Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) is the point of care ultrasound standard created for Acute Medicine physicians to aid the management of the acutely unwell adult patient. It is endorsed by the Society for Acute Medicine and recognised by the AIM training committee as one way of achieving the mandatory AIM POCUS competencies. We welcome interest from anyone with an interest in point of care ultrasound to consider accrediting or supervising this process.

As of February 2023 the accreditation process has been split into individual modules, to allow more flexibility for clinicians wishing to undergo training.

Please see the links below for relevant information, and the associated pages for information on how to register, how to accredit and useful information about the process. Individual curriculum packs are available for each module on each module page.

If you have any queries not covered by the following pages, please see our FAQ section with answers to the most common queries. If you are still unclear, please contact FAMUS@acutemedicine.org.uk  and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

FAMUS – how to accredit

FAMUS Supervisors and Mentors

FAMUS Courses

FAMUS theory module

FAMUS thoracic module

FAMUS abdominal/renal module

FAMUS DVT/peripheral vascular module

FAMUS – useful documents

FAMUS – frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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