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EULAR Competency Assessment in MSUS

In 2015 EULAR launched the Competency Assessment in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSUS) in


Rheumatology. The assessment is provided for two levels of competency:

 LEVEL 1: minimum competency necessary to perform full rheumatologic MSUS examination without
supervision, which will be achieved after passing the exam of the advanced EULAR US Course and
receiving a EULAR certificate.
 LEVEL 2: competency necessary to teach MSUS, which will be achieved after passing the exam of
the EULAR Course for US Trainers (Teach the Teachers) and receiving a EULAR certificate.

Requirements for Level 1:

To be qualified by EULAR in competency level 1, you must have successfully completed the following steps:

o Complete the EULAR online MSUS course and pass the exam
o Attend the following three courses within maximum of 2 years in between each course:
 Basic EULAR MSUS or a basic EULAR scientifically endorsed MSUS course
 Intermediate EULAR MSUS course or an intermediate EULAR scientifically endorsed
MSUS course.
 Advanced EULAR MSUS course

Before attending the Intermediate EULAR MSUS Course

At your institution, perform and document a minimum of 60 standardized complete MSUS examinations of
each of the following joint regions: shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, hip, knee, ankle & foot (10 MSUS
examination of each region).

Pass the basic EULAR MSUS course or equivalent.

Before attending the Advanced EULAR MSUS Course

At your institution, perform and document a minimum of 200 MSUS examinations of each of the following joint
regions: shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, hip, knee, ankle & foot (a minimum of 20 MSUS examination for each
region of different patients and encompassing the full range of conditions).

Pass a practical exam taking place during the advanced EULAR MSUS Course.

Requirements for Level 2:

To be qualified by EULAR in competency level 2, you must have successfully completed the following steps:

o Achieve level 1 competency


o Attend the EULAR Course for US Trainers and successfully pass the theoretical and practical exam

For additional information about the evaluation procedures please refer to the document “Evaluation
procedures competency assessment”.

EULAR Secretariat, November 2015

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