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Become an Expert in the Science of Ultrasound Technology

An ultrasound fellowship will educate an emergency physician in the science of ultrasound technology and improve your clinical implementation and billing practices in this important technology. Graduating ultrasound fellows are prepared to teach ultrasound at a GME-level or build new ultrasound programs in community emergency departments. Training in ultrasound sets you apart by giving you the ability to improve both patient care and practice revenue.

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Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA

Welcome to the Desert Regional Medical Center/Hi-Desert Medical Center Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship! We offer a one-year curriculum focused on interdisciplinary point-of-care ultrasound education from medical students to attendings across multiple specialties.

As a regional level 2 trauma referral center as well a stroke and STEMI center, DRMC sees over 70,000 patients per year and provides plenty of opportunity for pathology and procedural experience for our ultrasound fellow.

Curriculum

Fellows will help teach EM residents on clinical scanning shifts, provide a portion of the monthly ultrasound grand rounds, participate in department QA, and will have opportunities to broaden teaching experience to other specialties as well as local and regional conferences. Fellow will be expected to pursue an original research project during their fellowship.

  • Weekly one-on-one scanning shifts and didactics with ultrasound faculty for dedicated education on advanced clinical ultrasound concepts and techniques
  • Monthly didactic lectures to EM residents and critical care rotators
  • Journal clubs and bi-annual fellowship retreat
  • Weekly EM resident clinical teaching shifts
  • Off-service rotations including TTE/TEE with ECHO boarded cardiologists, transvaginal ultrasound, focused US guided procedures rotation with interventional radiology

Program Leadership

Grant Nelson, MD
Ultrasound Director

Korbin Haycock, MD, RDMS, RDCS
Ultrasound Faculty

Sonia Reyes, MD
Ultrasound Faculty

Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Visalia, CA

Kaweah Delta Medical Center is an ACS Verified Level 3 Trauma Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and AHA STEMI receiving center with an annual volume of over 90,000. This hospital of only four ACEP Clinical Ultrasound Accredited Programs (CUAP) in California. This location aggressively uses TEE and regional anesthesia. Kaweah Delta Medical Centerprovides a collegial and supportive point-of-care ultrasound environment to strengthen your clinical, admin, research, and teaching skills. 

Curriculum

Fellows perform 1000 scans throughout their year. Their personal scans and those they assist with (performed by EM residents) are reviewed each week with the fellowship director for a minimum of 4 hours. Fellows teach ultrasound by lecturing to faculty, residents, advanced providers and medical students.

Program Leadership

John Hipskind, MD, FACEP
Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Sidney James, DO, RDMS
Assistant Fellowship Director

Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Resurrection Medical Center is a 434-bed hospital located on the northwest side of Chicago. The emergency department (ED) has an annual volume of over 40,000 patient visits and is the referral institution for all travelers/employees from O'Hare International Airport, the busiest airport in the country. Fellows will also practice at our sister location, St. Francis Health.

Curriculum

  • Clinical shifts: providing patient care to all emergency patients while acting as an instructor and supervising attending physician to all emergency medicine as well as off-service residents
  • Scan shifts with only ultrasound and no patient care responsibilities
  • The fellow will become an expert in the "big six" emergency ultrasound modalities (cardiac, biliary tract, renal, EFAST, vascular access, and pelvic) in addition to other common and novel EM ultrasound uses including: scrotal, ocular, DVT (upper and lower extremity), musculoskeletal, thoracic, regional anesthesia, IVC diameter, advanced echo, and fracture reduction
  • Coordinating/teaching ultrasound workshops for EM residents and faculty
  • Independent research project from research design to manuscript submission for publication

Program Leadership

Monica Lusiak, MD
Ultrasound Fellowship Director

Kayla Castellani, DO
Assistant Fellowship Director

Eligibility

The Ultrasound Fellowships are open to graduates of an AGME accredited residency program in Emergency Medicine. You must be board certified or board eligible and be able to obtain a medical license in the practicing state.

Compensation and Benefits

Fellows receive regular compensation for clinical hours as an attending physician and Vituity Partner (including Partnership advancement) and are eligible for the full benefits available to all physicians.

How to Apply

Contact us for more information about the program.

Applications are accepted via the SCUF NRMP match.

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