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What is the benefit of eMedical Academy's online training vs. attendance in a hands-on conference?

There is no doubt that hands-on practice of ultrasound image acquisition is critical to maximizing proficiency. You will still need to apply your knowldge in the clinic setting, even after taking the online course. But, rather than cram huge amount of clinical and practical information in a 1-3 day live course, you will have access to the eMedical Academy courses for 3 months. This will allow you to learn at your own pace and convenience and take the time you need to retain the information.

When you put the ultrasound probe on the patient’s body, you will have a robust clinical background (gained from eTopics), technical expertise in image acquisition and interpretation (from eViews and eClip courses) and experience applying the skills in a simulated clinical setting online (via the eCases). Rather than learning in the clinic, you approach a patient informed and proficient.

Do you provide CME Credit?

We are not certified to offer CME at this time, but rest assured that we are working hard to receive that certification. As clinicians, we are keenly aware of the importance of getting recognition for training performed.

What is the rationale for the cost of the eMedical Academy courses?

If you compare the online courses to an equivalent Point-of-Care ultrasound live course, you not only pay the course registration fee (averages around $2000-$2500), you often have to add on the cost of travel, accommodations and meals. Expenses can easily reach $3000-$5000 for what is typically a 2-3 day course.

The eMedical Academy online courses are therefore, much more affordable in comparison. When you factor in the fact that rather than a 3 day course, you have access to the course content for 3 months, the benefit becomes clear.

How can eMedical Academy help organizations train their staff?

Organizations such as medical schools, hospitals and EMT services can utilize eMedical Academy’s comprehensive online platform to train the staff. In addition, we offer organizations pre-and post-course tests to help evaluate their student’s improvement in in ultrasound competence.

We can also allow organizations with fulfilling internal certification requirements by providing their staff with an online module to track interpretation skills of pathology of the various POCUS modalities.

Is the course content geared to specific ultrasound equipment?

The eMedical Academy courses focus on skill and applicable to any Point-of-Care ultrasound device.

Do your online courses work on both Macs and PCs?

Yes. eMedical Academy courses work on both Mac and PC operating systems.

However, for best viewing experience, we recommend using Google Chrome (https://www.google.com/chrome/) since other browsers may create problems while viewing our courses.

Will online courses work on mobile devices?

Yes!

eMedical Academy online courses work on most modern mobile devices, however we cannot guarantee that all mobile browsers will support our content.

Can I share my access with others?

Access to an eMedical Academy courses is user specific. When you pay for an eMedical Academy course, you acquire a single user license. Sharing access would be considered breach of our agreement. We trust that our users respect that policy.

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