FAMUS – Ultrasound for Acute Medicine

Our one-day course has been approved by FAMUS and is intended to deliver all of the components required for accreditation.


Next Dates:
25th July 2024
29th August 2024
31st October 2024
28th November 2024

Cost: £370 inc. VAT

Course Times: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Venue: Terracotta Court (ground floor), 167 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LN

Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound Course

19 years of experience in teaching RCEM courses

17 000 clinicians have taken our courses

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About Our FAMUS Course


What Does Our FAMUS Course Cover?

The course covers:

  • The FAMUS syllabus and accreditation process
  • Basic ultrasound physics and knobology
  • Thoracic
  • Abdominal/renal
  • DVT/peripheral vascular scanning
  • An introduction to ECHO, which includes practical experience of cardiac scanning. (This is a popular component and is in addition to the FAMUS curriculum)

How Is the Course Structured?

The course is led by Acute Physicians with extensive experience in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS). It consists of alternating presentations, live demonstrations and practical sessions with about four hours of hands-on scanning time across the day.

The group sessions use a range of different high quality PoCUS ultrasound machines. In addition to scanning on healthy individuals in groups of four with a faculty supervisor, there are a range of other systems and training devices available for free use during the practical sessions. These include a range of hand-held devices (Butterfly IQs, Vscan and Sonostar) a number of scannable manikins and a state-of-the-art simulator with a wide range of pathologies.



Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) is the point of care ultrasound standard created specifically 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 a specialist skill.

After registering with the FAMUS administrator, the Society for Acute Medicine recommends attending a FAMUS-approved course. While it is not currently mandatory, it is strongly recommended to provide a solid foundation for your accreditation journey. Ideally, you should attend your course within 3 months of your first supervised scan.

Download the FAMUS Handbook here.

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