Published: 30 January 2023
Author(s): Miguel Romano, José Mariz
Issue: May 2023
Section: Letter to the Editor

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is growing rapidly across a broad span of specialties in Medicine as a whole, worldwide. Further, POCUS is driving a revolution in every aspect of clinical practice [1–3]. However, its use and teaching differ significantly among countries [4].Paradoxically, parallel to its exponential growth, barriers to POCUS training persist in some aeras, and training programs remain heterogeneous across the world [5]. Recently, a position paper by the ultrasound working group of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) was published, pointing to a framework for training programs at a national level [6] and highlighting the evidence of POCUS as indispensable for specific practices as critical care and emergency medicine, and encouraging the EFIM to set European standards for a broader practice of POCUS inside Internal Medicine [7].


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