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Emergency Ultrasonography Fellowship Milestones (Objectives)

First 4 Months

  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic ultrasound exams:
    • limited cardiac echo, aorta, renal, biliary, transvaginal/transabdominal pelvic, vascular, DVT
  • Perform 300 bedside ultrasound exams, overread by fellowship director or associate director
  • Plan and initiate an ultrasound-based research project
  • Perform quality assurance on at least 300 resident and faculty ultrasound exams

Second 4 Months

  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced ultrasound exams: 
    • advanced cardiac echo, critical care ultrasound, soft tissue, ocular, pediatric, thoracic, testicular
  • Perform a total of 650 bedside ultrasound exams, overread by fellowship director or associate director
  • Complete data collection on ultrasound-based research project
  • Perform quality assurance on at least 600 resident and faculty ultrasound exams

Third 4 Months

  • Demonstrate an understanding of Emergency Ultrasound program development issues:
    • Faculty education, resident education, billing and coding, credentialing, ultrasound machine purchasing, network development
  • Perform a total of 1000 bedside ultrasound exams, overread by fellowship director or associate director
  • Finish write-up and presentation of ultrasound-based research project
  • Perform quality assurance on at least 800 resident and faculty ultrasound exams