Point-of-Care Ultrasound Rotation

Clinician with patient

We offer two Point-of-Care Ultrasound rotations for medical students.

Who Can Apply?

Our four-week elective accepts both UT Southwestern medical students and visiting students. Our two-week elective is only open to UT Southwestern medical students.

UT Southwestern students may apply to our electives through the Office of the Registrar.

Visiting students may apply through the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. Our courses are available for application when the UT Southwestern catalog opens April 1. In addition to the materials requested on the UT Southwestern Visiting Student page, please upload the following with your VSLO documents to consider your application completed for review:

  • Step 1 scores (COMLEX scores are not accepted for visiting students)
  • Letter from your Emergency Medicine (EM) clerkship director confirming career intent in EM and successful completion of a four-week MSIII or MSIV Emergency Medicine course.

Four Week Elective

  • EMED 2105 Point of Care Ultrasound

    Jodi Jones, M.D., Faculty Coordinator
    Mandy Pascual, M.D., Assistant Faculty Coordinator
    Steven Field, D.O., Assistant Faculty Coordinator
    Justin McClure, Undergraduate Medical Education Program Coordinator

    This four-week course is both a practical and didactic experience that will enable the medical student to become proficient with routine clinical ultrasound applications. The student will gain an understanding of both the indications and limitations of clinical ultrasound so they will be able to incorporate clinical ultrasound in their future practice. At the completion of the rotation, students will be expected to demonstrate competency in ultrasound physics, image acquisition, and interpretation.

    The student will review assigned learning material before the first day of the rotation. Students will attend weekly ultrasound Quality Assurance (QA) conference. Each conference will include an interactive discussion in the morning and hands-on practice on real patients at Parkland Hospital based on this learning material. The remainder of the rotation includes several scanning shifts to reinforce and master these ultrasound skills. The ultrasound faculty will guide them through each of the various ultrasound applications and offer their technical skills in obtaining ultrasound images and interpreting the results. Letters of recommendation are available upon request.

    For more information on this course, email Justin McClure.

    • Course Number - Course Name: EMED 2105 - Point-of-Care Ultrasound
      • Application - VSLO
    • Periods Offered: 1-12
    • Length: Four weeks
    • Maximum Number of Students: Two per month, including UT Southwestern medical students and visiting students
    • Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed all core clerkship courses except for Psych and Pediatrics
    • Class Attributes: Fourth-year medical course
  • EMED 1901 Selective – Emergency Medicine

    Christine Kulstad, M.D., Co-Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
    Mary McHugh, M.D., Co-Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
    Justin McClure, Undergraduate Medical Education Program Coordinator

    Students will be an integral member of the team, providing emergency care for acutely injured or ill patients in the emergency departments (EDs) of Parkland Memorial Hospital, Presbyterian Dallas, the Dallas VA, and our rural site at Presbyterian/THR Kaufman, Texas. Under the direct supervision of residents and faculty members, students will assess patients, formulate patient care plans, and implement patient care plans. In addition, they will observe, assist, and/or perform procedures as needed to care for their patients. This clerkship will include a mix of county-based ED shifts along with community and rural hospital population shifts to gain a more complete picture of emergency medicine as a specialty and the variety of delivery systems that exist.

    Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core goals in UT Southwestern’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Thus, we developed the Emergency Medicine Visiting Elective Program (VEP). The program provides aid for fourth-year medical students who are interested in serving an underserved patient population and completing their graduate medical education in emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The VEP reflects our commitment to creating a workforce that will work to alleviate health disparities and ensure exceptional health care to an ever-evolving patient population. See more information here

    For more information on this course, email Justin McClure.

    • Course Number - Course Name: EMED 1901 - Emergency Medicine
    • Periods Offered: 1-12; instructor consent required for periods 1 and 2
    • Length: Four weeks
    • Maximum Number of Students: 15 UT Southwestern medical students per month; 5 visiting students per month in blocks one through four
    • Prerequisites: Completion of four core required clerkships, which must include IM, Surgery, Pediatrics, and one additional
    • Class Attributes: Fourth-year medical course

Two Week Elective

  • EMED 2003 Exploration of Point of Care Ultrasound

    Jodi Jones, M.D., Faculty Coordinator
    Mandy Pascual, M.D., Assistant Faculty Coordinator
    Steven Field, D.O., Assistant Faculty Coordinator
    Justin McClure, Undergraduate Medical Education Program Coordinator

    This is a two-week course in clinical ultrasound designed for the third-year student as an introduction to clinical ultrasound. The student will have a combination of didactic experience and clinical observation to discover basic ultrasound knowledge. This course will introduce ultrasound in to the student’s academic knowledge base, providing the necessary tools and building blocks for enhanced academic and clinical growth.

    For more information on this course, email Justin McClure.

    • Course Number - Course Name: EMED 2003 - Exploration of Point-of-Care Ultrasound
      • Application - VSLO
    • Periods Offered: 1-12
    • Length: Two weeks
    • Maximum Number of Students: Two UT Southwestern medical students per month
    • Prerequisites: Open to MS2 and MS3 clerkship students; other students by permission only.
    • Class Attributes: Second-year medical course

Leadership

Jodi Jones, M.D.

Jodi Jones, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Coordinator, Ultrasound Rotations

Phone: 214-648-2675

Jodi.Jones@UTSouthwestern.edu

Steven Field, D.O.

Steven Field, D.O.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Faculty Coordinator, Ultrasound Rotations

Phone: 214-648-2675

Steven.Field@UTSouthwestern.edu

Mandy Pascual, M.D.

Mandy Pascual, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Assistant Faculty Coordinator, Ultrasound Rotations

Phone: 214-648-3918

Mandy.Pascual@UTSouthwestern.edu

Contact Us

Justin McClure

Justin McClure

UME Program Coordinator

Phone: 214-648-7207

Justin.McClure@UTSouthwestern.edu