From Credentialed to Fellow to Ultrasound Director
We have been training residents in Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) for over a decade. With a new Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) fellowship, we continue to take great pride in not only helping each resident and fellow to become competent in all primary EUS examinations, but to literally become the next leaders in EUS.
From their first month in the program, all residents utilize emergency ultrasound in their daily clinical work in the ED. During orientation, the EUS Directors and fellows teach small group workshops explaining the history and physics of EUS followed by hands on training in the FAST examination.
Training continues with dedicated EUS rotation during the PGY2, PGY3, and PGY4 years, as well as quarterly EUS workshops for all medical students and residents.
Each EUS rotation begins with three hours of one-on-one training with a EUS Director at the patient’s bedside. All residents complete over 250 quality reviewed exams becoming qualified to utilize US in their daily clinical work. Monday through Thursday are dedicated EUS service days when the EUS Directors and Fellows scan directly in the ED with the rotating EM residents and students. Friday’s image credentialing review teaches the important yet sometimes subtle details of this powerful diagnostic technique. Weekly journal club helps provide an opportunity to review fundamental concepts in the latest EUS textbooks, as well as the latest research in the EUS literature. Many Emergency Medicine residents even pursue additional EUS elective time during their PGY1 and PGY4 years.
During our dynamic four-year curriculum, residents learn to become the next leaders in EUS by teaching EUS to third and fourth year medical student, writing case studies, creating proposals to start Community EUS Programs after graduation, and participating in EUS research.
All EUS equipment is available to all physicians 24/7 including
- Four state of the art GE compact LogicE Systems with a full array of probes
- Hand held GE Vscan systems
- Zonare compact system with a full array of probes
- All systems have still image and video recording capabilities
- Dedicated Emergency Ultrasound conference room and omputers for uploading images to the Portal credentialing website for near real time feedback from the Emergency US Director
- Proving grounds for the latest in GE compact US technologies just before hitting the marketplace
Three Dedicated EUS Rotations
- Developed in accordance with ACEP 2008 Ultrasound Guidelines
- 2 Week during PGY2 and 1 Week during PGY3 and PGY4 Years
- Three hour one on one orientation with EUS Director
- Dedicated EUS Shifts in the ER with the EUS Service
- Weekly image credentialing review and journal clubs
- Completion of over 250 quality assured exams
- Case Study and Community Ultrasound Proposal Preparation
- 3 hour workshop covering one of the eleven core applications
- Didactic case based discussions with real patient images
- Hands on small group instruction in the ED with qualified faculty
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
- Developed in accordance with ACEP US Fellowship Guidelines
- Emergency Ultrasound experience in multiple Emergency Departments
- Clinical work in multiple clinical environments
- Weekly one on one scanning time with time with Emergency US Directors
- Weekly Journal Club
- Weekly Image Review and Credentialing Experience
- Weekly ultrasound experience in pediatric ED, critical care, anesthesiology, medicine procedure service, trauma, and cardiology.
- Participation in national and local research projects
- Dedicated research time
- Abundant teaching and writing opportunities
- Experience in Emergency US Program development, from machine maintenance to billing to training
- Attend ACEP’s highly respected Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills Course, ACEP US Section Meeting, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Conference
- Prepare for and successfully earn Accredited Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer credentialing
- Competitive Salary with Benefits
- Three and Four year EM residency and Pediatric EM fellowship graduates welcome to apply
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Emergency Ultrasound Directors
Karen Cosby, MD, FACEP
John Bailitz, MD, ARDMS, FACEP