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Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship Program Didactics

Fellows experience our curriculum through a variety of didactics, providing the building blocks for a career as an expert in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS).

ACEP Foundations of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Didactic and hands-on training in the core American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Point of Care Ultrasound modalities include – but are not limited to:

  • Aorta
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography (EFAST)
  • Gallbladder
  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH)
  • Limited echocardiography
  • Pelvic
  • Procedural guidance use of ultrasound
  • Renal
  • Thorax
  • Vascular access

Advanced Applications

Didactic and hands-on training in advanced applications, including:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Ocular
  • Ovarian
  • Pediatric ultrasound
  • Testicular
  • Upper extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Advanced Skills

Opportunities for didactics and hands-on rotations in advanced skills, including transesophageal echocardiogram, regional anesthesia, etc.

Curriculum Development

Prepare and present lectures at division conferences, monthly intern orientation, residency ultrasound workshops, faculty workshops, and local and national meetings.

Hands-on Practice

Bimonthly advanced practice sessions with faculty.

Journal Clubs

In addition to monthly review of ultrasound literature during weekly ultrasound conferences, fellows attend bimonthly ultrasound journal clubs off campus.

Knowledge Acquisition

Monthly review of educational materials and expected weekly participation in Emergency Medicine conferences, including journal club and ultrasound workshops.

Quality Assurance

Attend and participate in mandatory weekly quality assurance and ultrasound conference.

Ultrasound Program Management

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in meetings throughout the year as it relates to POCUS, including program development, billing, vendor selection process, and equipment education – and directing the ultrasound program in the second half of the academic year, including directed education development, quality assurance, credentialing, etc.