Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship


Advanced Degree: no
ACGME Accredited: no
Length of Fellowship: 1 year
Start:  July 1
Number of Positions: 1 per year

Description

The curriculum of the emergency ultrasound fellowship is designed to prepare you for a role as Director of Emergency Ultrasound in an emergency department. The goals of the fellowship are to provide mentored career development in the use of bedside ultrasound; knowledge of image and data management; skills in the reviewing and quality assurance of ultrasound images and clips; skills in the administration of an emergency ultrasound program; and skills in emergency ultrasound curriculum development. The Ultrasound Fellow will have a faculty appointment with Emory as a Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine.

Training consists of the following components

  • Clinical commitment: Fellows are expected to work 64 clinical hours per month as Attending Physicians in the Emory Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Departments.
  • Ultrasound Skills Acquisition: The fellow will perform two 4-hour shifts each week of dedicated scanning, complete 1000 technically adequate ultrasound exams during the year of training, and attend weekly Ultrasound QA sessions. If desired the fellow can meet the requirements to pass RDMS and/or RDCS certification.
  • Administration: The fellow will assist in the organization and management of the resident emergency ultrasound rotation, and attend meetings to discuss billing and reimbursement for emergency ultrasound
  • Teaching: The fellow will deliver lectures on sonographic topics, develop resident and faculty skills during dedicated scanning shifts, and participate in formal hands-on ultrasound teaching sessions at the school of medicine.
  • Research: The fellow will participate in ongoing research and develop an individual project to be completed in fellowship, and submit and abstract for presentation at a scientific meeting.

Professional Development

  • The Fellow will be sponsored to attend the emergency ultrasound section meeting of ACEP, SAEM, or AIUM and the ACEP Ultrasound Management Course.
  • The Fellow will be expected to attend the Dept of Emergency Medicine’s New Faculty Orientation and the Fellows Curriculum series. 

Contact Us

For more information about any of Emory’s Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship, please contact:

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Sierra Beck, MD
sierra.c.beck@emory.edu

Administrative Support: 

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