Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) ECHO


During each session, a panel of subject matter experts who constitute the ECHO “hub team” facilitate brief didactics, and de-identified patient cases are presented by participants. Students and established providers alike receive support and recommendations from their peers while learning how to comprehensively apply skills.

POCUS ECHO meets on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET via Zoom.

Register for POCUS ECHO

For any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Assistant Director, Kaley Liang: klliang@iu.edu 

What is Point of Care Ultrasound?

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) utilizes portable, easy-to-use, and affordable ultrasound technology that allows for quicker discovery of medical issues right at the point of care. Images are available immediately and require no waiting to see if a patient must be transferred to a different healthcare facility or prepared for further imaging assessment. This has vastly improved the quality of care for patients than in the past. The addition of POCUS in clinical care settings improves provider accuracy and quality of care, and in turn, improves patient outcomes.

Identified benefits of task shifting in POCUS include improved diagnosis and support of clinical decision-making that leads to better bedside management, an increase in health services, and better health outcomes overall. Additional benefits also include availability of imaging at primary care levels and empowerment of frontline healthcare workers.

Upcoming Curriculum Topics

Curriculum topics are subject to change

DateDidactic Topic
3/27/2023Obstetrical Ultrasound
4/10/2023Building a POCUS Practice
4/24/2023Bowel Ultrasound
5/8/2023POCUS in Austere Environments
5/22/2023Using Ultrasound for Undifferentiated Hypotension
6/12/2023Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
6/26/2023POCUS in Medical Education

Registered participants have access to our Canvas resource library.

DateDidactic Topics
12/12/2022Exploring Point of Care Ultrasounds and Utilizing the ECHO Model
01/09/2023Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
01/23/2023Focused Lung and Pleural Ultrasound
02/13/2023Point of Care Ultrasound Physics
02/27/2023Renal Point of Care Ultrasound
03/13/2023Gallbladder & Liver Ultrasound

Hub Team

Jean Davis, RT (R), RDMS


Point-of-Care Ultrasound Manager

Jean Davis is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer who retired from Eskenazi Health after 35 years. Davis is now the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Program Manager for the Indiana University School of Medicine. 

Rob Ferre, MD, FACEP


Chief, POCUS US Division, Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Ferre graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Maine Medical Center. Following residency, Dr. Ferre served 3 years on active duty for the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center where he was the Emergency Ultrasound Director for the SAUSHEC Emergency Medicine Residency program. 

Dr. Ferre has trained thousands of physicians of all different specialties and medical students throughout the United States, Guyana, Nepal, and Iraq. He currently serves as the Chief of the Point of Care Ultrasound Division of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He also directs the IUSM Point of Care Ultrasound Initiative where we has the privilege of working with talented and dedicated educators. 

Daryl G. Morrical, M.D., FACP, FCCP


Pulmonary Critical Care Doctor

Dr. Daryl Morrical studied Aeronautical Engineering at Purdue University, graduated from medical school at IU School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Hospital, and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Vermont Hospital. 

He has taught bedside ultrasound to medical students, residents, fellows, and medical/surgical staff for the last 12 years. Dr. Morrical received a certificate of completion in point of care ultrasound from the American College of Chest Physicians in 2012. 

Molly Reitinger, M.D.


Resident PGY-2

Second-year family medicine resident at IU with interests in POCUS, sports medicine, and prenatal care.

James Wilcox, M.D., RMSK, FAAFP


Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

Dr. James Wilcox graduated from Indiana University in 2014 and completed his Family Medicine Residency at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in 2017. He then completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Western Michigan University in 2018.

As of 2020, Wilcox works at Eskenazi Health in outpatient primary care. In 2021, he accepted a grant-funded position at Indiana University School of Medicine teaching Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and coordinating POCUS integration into the 4-year curriculum as the HRSA PRIME POCUS Thread Director, and Indiana University School of Medicine Assistant POCUS Director.