Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship
The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to sponsor an ultrasound training program for both internal and external EM residency graduates.
The goal of our fellowship is not only to train expert sonographers, but also leaders in point-of-care ultrasound education, administration, research, and global health applications. As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to engage in quality assurance for the entire Emergency Department, to provide bedside and large group didactic education for medical students and residents, and to spearhead an independent research project tailored to your specific interests.
Our ultrasound faculty have a wide breadth of interests, and provide unique mentorship opportunities for fellows with diverse interests, including ultrasound program management (Dr. Damewood), global health (Dr. Schmidt), medical education (Drs. Resop, Hess, and Damewood), community ultrasound management (Dr. Dahlberg), and prehospital ultrasound management (Dr. Schnittke).
As point-of-care-ultrasound becomes more pervasive throughout the house of medicine, our section has forged strong ties with other specialties to enhance fellow education and maintain our position as champions of point-of-care ultrasound throughout the hospital. Trainees have the opportunity to work with cardiology fellows and staff to augment their education in thransthoracic echocardiography, as well as with anesthesia staff to acquire transesophageal echo skills. Fellows also have the opportunity to develop didactics and work with other departments who are building point-of-care ultrasound programs including pediatrics, thoracic surgery, and critical care medicine.
During the fellowship, trainees receive a very competitive salary as well as $10,000 in CME funds to further enhance and tailor the educational experience to their specific needs.