Clinical Ultrasound/Global Health Combined Fellowship

The combined Clinical Ultrasound and Global Health Fellowship is designed to give fellows advanced training and experience in ultrasound with an emphasis on application in low resource settings. The program provides a lot of flexibility and can be tailored to the fellows specific interests, ranging from humanitarian work to ultrasound education in low resource settings.

Fellows will gain experience in a broad range of clinical, research, teaching, and administrative skills in bedside ultrasound, tropical medicine, refugee health, humanitarian aid, and cross-cultural collaboration. The fellowship is designed for emergency physicians preparing for a career in academic emergency medicine, international medical leadership, global health, or humanitarian aid.

This fellowship takes between 18 to 24 months to complete based on the program of study the fellow pursues. Some flexibility exists in the curriculum and focus of this fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements

US/GH fellows will complete the following program components and requirements.

  • All combined US/GH fellows will be required to work an average of eight shifts per month in the Emergency Department at University Hospital serving as teaching faculty. This allows plenty of flexibility and the option to move shifts around in order to accommodate longer trips abroad.
  • US/GH fellows will attend weekly ultrasound didactics and image review (every Friday).
  • US/GH fellows will teach rotating medical students and interns both in a lecture setting and bedside in the Emergency Department.
  • US/GH fellows will give four grand rounds lectures on ultrasound specific topics.
  • The US/GH fellow will also be required to obtain a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from an institution of their choosing.
  • The US/GH fellow will have the option to attend other courses and take various global health trips throughout their fellowship.

Fellowship Experience

"The combined Ultrasound/Global Health fellowship gave me the opportunity to clinically apply Point of Care Ultrasound in Guatemala, Nepal, and Peru. The emphasis on teaching POCUS to varied levels of learners will be incredibly beneficial to my career, both abroad and at home." Eli Katz, Combined US/GH Fellowship graduate 2019
"The combined Ultrasound/Global Health Fellowship not only gave me world class clinical ultrasound training, but also tremendously improved my teaching skills. This fellowship will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in any setting, whether that be in an academic institution or in a low resource setting in the middle of nowhere." Ryan Joseph, Combined US/GH Fellowship graduate 2019

Ready to Apply?

Applications must include:

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Letter of Intent
  • 2-3 Letters of recommendation, including one from program director

By Email
Leticia A. Escobedo
Program Coordinator, Sr.

By Mail
UT Health San Antonio
Department of Emergency Medicine
Attn: Leticia A. Escobedo
Ultrasound/Global Health Fellowship
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC7736
San Antonio TX 78229-3900