EduCast 2 | Teaching Ultrasound: Approaches for the ‘New Normal’

Oct, 2020
  • Three experienced educators discuss their methods to maintaining progress with POCUS MedEd despite our global pandemic.
  • Ways in which the richness of ultrasound will be the centerpiece of advancing medical education and health tech.
  • How educators are integrating POCUS into their current curriculum to enhance the learning experience.


Renee Dversdal, MD, FACP

Director, Point of Care Ultrasound @ OHSU & Chief Medical Officer @ Vave Health

Dr. Renee Dversdal, MD, FACP, CHSE is a clinical and teaching hospitalist at Oregon Health & Science University. Her ultrasound obsession started during her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and has continued to grow since returning to OHSU in 2012. As the Director of OHSU’s Point of Care Ultrasound, she works in ultrasound education across the medical education spectrum from MD/NP/PA students to residents/fellows & faculty from OHSU & abroad. As of July 2016, she also co-directs the General Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship, which is the first of its kind on the West Coast. She is active nationally as a Board Member for the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education, and a member of the American College of Physicians Clinical Skills Committee. Renee serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Vave Health.


Rob Ferre, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Chief of Point of Care Ultrasound Division, Director of IUSM Point of Care Ultrasound Initiative at Indiana University School of Medicine

Christine Schultzer, BS, RDMS

Assistant Program Director Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Lecturer, Ultrasound Program at Oregon Health and Science University

Jacob Avila, MD

Ultrasound Director, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky