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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 Health Medical Center, Visalia, CA

The Kaweah Health Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship is a one year program that will give you the skills and knowledge to become ultrasound directors, innovators, educators and leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound. You will be EM faculty at this high acuity, high diversity, 400+ bed hospital that treats close to 80, 000 patients annually. Kaweah ED is a fully credentialled EUFAC site and is also ACEP Clinical Ultrasound Accredited. It hosts an ACS Verified Level 3 Trauma Center, Stroke and AHA STEMI Receiving Center. This is the first hospital in the United States to implement Sonosite Synchronicity as its middleware.

Curriculum

Kaweah Health follows the recommended EUFAC curriculum. As a fellow, you will have dedicated scanning shifts with US fellowship faculty and should expect to:

  • Perform at least 1000 exams including all core and advanced EUS applications
  • Take advantage of abundant TEE opportunities in the ED and ICU led by ED faculty
  • Learn, perform, and teach regional nerve blocks
  • Teach EM and other specialty residents, advanced practice providers, and medical students
  • Understand and assist with QA, documentation, coding, billing and reimbursement

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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