FAMUS Courses

Following the coronavirus pandemic, the mandatory requirement to attend a course to achieve accreditation has been lifted. However, we remain very strongly supportive that course attendance where possible is a valuable part of the training process.

Below is a list of upcoming FAMUS approved courses, with contact details and how to apply. These courses are run locally and all queries should be directed to the course administrator listed.

7 December 2023FAMUSEdinburgh
8 December 2023FAMUSLondon
13-14 December 2023FAMUS and FUSICReading
18 & 18 January 2024FAMUSBirmingham
19 January 2024FAMUSLondon
23-24 January 2024FAMUSFrimley
9 February 2024FAMUSWest Yorkshire
20 February 2024FAMUSLondon
4 & 5 March 2024FAMUSCambridge & online
5 & 6 March 2024FAMUSOxford
6 March 2024FAMUSBirmingham
25/26 March 2024FAMUS and FUSICDoncaster
18 April 2024FAMUSMiddlesbrough

Candidates should aim to attend a FAMUS-accredited course within 3 months of starting their first supervised scan, in order to complete the theory module of their training.

Thinking of running a FAMUS course?

We welcome new course centres! If you are thinking of running a FAMUS-approved course (that is, a course suitable for those undertaking FAMUS accreditation), then please read the minimum standards document here.

If your course meets these standards, then please contact the FAMUS administrator (famus@acutemedicine.org.uk) with your course programme, proposed dates and confirmation that you meet the minimum standards listed.

If your course is approved, we will list the course details on the website above and provide access to the FAMUS course materials including lecture set and course handbook to be distributed to candidates. FAMUS approval costs £200 payable to SAM for each course run.

For new course centres, we aim to have a FAMUS committee member attend the first course as part of the faculty, to quality assure the program and delivery; subsequent courses at these sites can be delivered according to the same programme with whatever faculty are chosen locally. This recommendation will be considered on a course by course basis, and it may well be appropriate for established POCUS centres to proceed without a committee member present.

For any queries on any of the above, please contact the administrator.

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