Our Fellowship

Our Ultrasound Fellowship 

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Our mission is to train physicians who are both technically and clinically skilled in the practice of emergency ultrasound; who are passionate educators; and who are well versed in ultrasound literature.

About our Fellowship

UCSD’s Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship was created in 2010 out of a desire to advance the use of bedside emergency ultrasound to improve patient care and create educators within the field. Our program is based on the ACEP Guidelines, however we encourage our fellows to go above and beyond, with our ultrasound faculty tailoring advanced topics to meet the fellow’s interests and ideas. We focus on providing specialized training in ultrasound technique, interpretation, and application to clinical practice. Our fellows are trained to become leaders in both academic and community settings.

Our Curriculum

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The Details

Length: 1 year
Positions: 2 fellows per year
Clinical Hours: 48 per month
Salary: approximately $80,000. Moonlighting opportunities are available.
# of Ultrasound Faculty: 6 - Meet our faculty
Advanced educational opportunities: Echo reading with cardiology, US guided nerve blocks with anesthesia, critical care ultrasound with pulmonary critical care fellows and faculty
Scanning shifts: Eight 4-hour teaching shifts per month with US faculty, residents and medical students
Scanning sites: Hillcrest adult ED, Thornton adult ED, Rady pediatric ED, Jacob’s Center ICU
QA & Image Review: Every week you will review images with dedicated US faculty, residents and students
Journal Club: In concert with our curriculum, we review landmark and novel US literature weekly at QA
Research Project: One scholarly publication required
Administrative Project:  One quality improvement project of the fellow’s choice
Teaching Opportunities:
Leading scanning shifts with residents and students
Resident conference and medical student lectures
UCSD school of medicine SIM sessions
Invites to teach at regional US conferences
Asynchronous Learning: We have a cutting edge education website providing both core and advanced ultrasound topics, a robust literature review section, and novel US-based clinical cases. You can visit our website at EMultrasound.ucsd.edu
International Outreach: Annual missions to various at-need countries to educate physicians in the utility of ultrasound

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our fellowship please contact our fellowship program director, Amir Aminlari by clicking the button below.