EduCast 3 | POCUS Across the Educational Spectrum

Nov, 2020
  • Ways in which ultrasound can augment education in the foundational sciences
  • A student’s perspective of what ultrasound added to their clinical education & knowledge
  • Ways a former student ‘super-user’ felt POCUS was beneficial in their application/interview process and residency 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.


Dr. Nena L. Mason, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, & Ultrasound at Rocky Vista University, Southern Utah

Dr. Kysa McSky, MD

PGY 1, Emergency Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center

Anthony J. Weekes, MD, MSc

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of Emergency Medicine Research