FAMUS - how to accredit

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/£75 non-SAM members to cover the administration costs of the module.

Payment may be made by checque (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.

It is recommended that prior to registering for FAMUS you identify a supervisor who can oversee your training – details of supervisors are available here.

The curriculum pack outlines in detail the training pathway. Once registered with the FAMUS administrator, the next step is to enrol on a FAMUS approved course – details available here.

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.

Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) candidate registration

  • Registration costs £50 for SAM members, £75 for non-members. Payments can be made either via PayPal or cheque.
  • Please select your payment method. If you select PayPal, we will send you a PayPal invoice within 24 h of receipt of your registration. Please note you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use this payment method. Please make cheques payable to ‘Society for Acute Medicine’ and post them to Society for Acute Medicine, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ. Please write your name and FAMUS on the back of the cheque.
  • Please confirm that you have downloaded and understood the requirements of the FAMUS curriculum pack (available from www.acutemedicine.org.uk/what-we-do/training-and-education/famus/) and note the registration fee is non-refundable. Once processed you will receive confirmation of your registration and be entered into the FAMUS database where your personal details will be held by the Society of Acute Medicine for the purposes of administering the ultrasound standard.
  • Data Protection

    Your registration details will be stored on a database at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and accessed only by administrative staff working on behalf of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) for the purposes of administering your accreditation to the course. SAM may, from time to time, send you communications relating to your accreditation to the course.

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