Continuing Medical Education

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Virtual and Live Training

The UC San Diego Musculoskeletal Ultrasound curriculum has been created to provide comprehensive modular activities to teach point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) for the evaluation of ankles, knees and elbows, and to become familiar with skills to be applied to arthritic conditions and other musculoskeletal syndromes, including hemophilic arthropathy. Due to COVID-19 this curriculum was transformed to provide comprehensive education online, with the introduction of our two on-demand web-based courses.

These modules can be booked and accessed separately based on provider needs. Online Module 1 will provide basic MSKUS knowledge applicable to all arthritic conditions and musculoskeletal syndromes. Course participants will learn basic ultrasound physics, how to operate ultrasound machines (including the use of small emerging hand-held devices), sono-anatomy and sono-pathology. Online Module 2 requires a basic understanding of MSKUS techniques (for example acquired with Online Module 1) and focuses on hemophilic arthropathy, joint bleed detection, distinction between simple and complex effusions as well as the Joint Tissue Examination and Damage Exam (JADE), a validated joint ultrasound protocol for evaluation of hemophilic joints.

We are happy to announce that we will be offering our live, in-person 3-day course during 2022 at the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center at UC San Diego. This course will be similar to our past curriculum in that participants will be able to engage in hands-on practice with guidance from our expert-level MSKUS instructors. For more information on our course, click the links below.

All of the following courses are CME accredited

Not CME accredited

  • Teleguided Hands-on Training: Ankle, Knee, and Elbow: This live teleguided ultrasound course is developed to provide virtual hands-on training via teleguidance in musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) for the evaluation of hemophilic joint disease and musculoskeletal abnormalities.

Steps to take the LIVE COURSE (MSKUS and/or Joint Injection

Hemophilia Providers and Financial Assistance

Hemophilia providers residing in the United States are eligible to have the course fee waived for both the online courses (no administrative fee) and the Live course (with the exception of a $300 non-refundable administrative registration fee). Please download and complete the form below for verification. Once complete, please scan, sign, and email the form to
All other applicants may apply for financial assistance. If you would like to apply, please download and complete the form below for consideration. Once complete, please scan, sign, and email the form to

Financial Assistance and Hemophilia Provider Form

Registration, Program Information, and Equipment Support

Marlene Zepeda
UC San Diego Health Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center
MSKUS Coordinator
Phone: (858) 657-5929
Fax: (858) 249-2519