Emergency Medicine

Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship Curriculum

Clinical Ultrasound fellows experience hands-on scanning alongside ultrasound faculty. Training includes bimonthly scan review, face-to-face Q&A and ultrasound journal club to review current literature. Fellows in this program have the opportunity, resources and dedicated time to pursue a research project.

Requirements

The Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship requires six or seven shifts per month (eight- to nine-hour shifts) and six dedicated scan shifts per month (six hours/day); scanning independently, with ultrasound faculty and teaching residents and students. Fellows are required to complete 800 reviewed and credited examinations.

Fellows participate in fellow- and resident-image review, journal club and discussion of ongoing research projects. They also educate faculty, residents and medical students through hands-on teaching and core lectures.

Fellows in this program are required to complete one novel research/scholarly project during fellowship year.

Training Facilities

Fellows scan throughout three training sites in Indianapolis: IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children. They also have the opportunity to train in other hospital environments, including the ICU, echo lab and anesthesia (to learn peripheral blocks).

Education Training

Fellows in this program are actively involved in ultrasound curriculum development and learn through hands-on teaching and core lectures.