In order to begin the accreditation process you must first register with the FAMUS administrator. In order to do this, you must submit an application form alongside your payment of £50 SAM members/£100 non-SAM members to cover the administration costs of the module.
It is recommended that prior to registering for FAMUS you identify a supervisor who can oversee your training – details of supervisors are available here.
Payment may be made by cheque (made payable to ‘Society for Acute Medicine’), PayPal (no account required – you will be invoiced direct to your e-mail address upon application) or BACS transfer (account details available direct from the administrator). Any queries around payment can be directed to the FAMUS administrator.
You will receive an e-mail confirming your registration once your payment has been received.
Candidates must attend a FAMUS approved course within 3 months of commencing their first supervised scan, and retain evidence of attendance in order to complete their accreditation.
Once all elements of the training pathway have been completed and signed off by the Supervisor, the candidate must submit the Summary of Training Record to the FAMUS administrator who will acknowledge receipt and confirm FAMUS accreditation.
Once accredited, candidates must demonstrate ongoing regular ultrasound practice in order to maintain the skills learned during accreditation. This will require the submission every 3 years of an anonymised logbook (FAMUS logbook available to download here) to the FAMUS administrator of scans undertaken/supervised; this will allow the renewal of FAMUS accreditation which would otherwise expire after 3 years.