Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship

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We are proud to be able to offer our Ultrasound fellows the opportunity to gain a mastery of bedside Ultrasound while learning and teaching as junior faculty in such a rich and challenging environment. Our Ultrasound Fellows undertake a rigorous and well-rounded course of study.

Program Highlights

  • Length of Fellowship: 12 months
  • Number of Sites: One
  • Number of Positions per year: 2
  • Additional Opportunities: Internal Moonlighting
  • 6 fellowship trained full-time academic faculty members
  • Access to the $1M state-of-the-art Long School of Medicine Center for Clinical Ultrasound Education with 10 ultrasound units (9 Sonosite M-Turbo’s and 1 Sonosite X-Porte)
  • A very pro-ultrasound department
  • A successful EM residency program
  • An active longitudinal US curriculum for medical students
  • Access to multiple US machines, including 2 Mindray/Zonare TE7’s, 1 Mindray/Zonare Z.one Pro’s, 1 Sonosite X-porte, 2 Sonosite M-turbo’s, 2 Sonosite S-FAST’s, 1 GE Venue Go, 1 Philips Lumify, and 3 Sonosite iViz’s
  • A pediatric ED with a dedicated Mindray/Zonare Z.one Pro US machine

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Staffing clinical shifts in the Emergency Department (8 shifts/month)
  • Presentation of four ultrasound related topics during the Emergency Medicine grand rounds, one of which must be on an advanced bedside ultrasound application
  • Completion of required independent and supervised scanning sessions
  • Record at least 1000 adequate bedside ultrasound studies during the fellowship
  • Completion of all required assigned reading materials
  • Participation in regularly scheduled image review sessions
  • Participation in regularly scheduled literature review sessions
  • Submission of quality research project to the institutional IRB and implementation of research with intent to publish
  • Participation in all ongoing Division of Ultrasound research activities
  • Complete one quality improvement project for the Division of Ultrasound
  • Submit one abstract to a National Conference
  • Participate as one of the supervising educators for residents and medical students on their ultrasound rotations and electives
  • Participate in Ultrasound Division administrative meetings
  • Attend one national meeting during their fellowship year

Teaching Requirements

  • Presentation of four ultrasound related topics during the Emergency Medicine grand rounds, one of which must be on an advanced bedside ultrasound application
  • Participate in a minimum of 20 hours of direct educational activities (bedside teaching of residents/students/faculty, didactic lectures, QA/QI image review sessions, research activities, etc.) per month
  • Participate as one of the supervising educators for residents and medical students on their ultrasound rotations and electives

Research Requirements

  • Submission of quality research project to the institutional IRB and implementation of research with intent to publish
  • Completion of all required assigned reading materials
  • Participation in all ongoing Division of Ultrasound research activities
  • Participation in regularly scheduled literature review sessions
  • Submit one abstract to a National Conference

Ultrasound Development

  • Completion of required independent and supervised scanning sessions
  • Record at least 1,000 bedside ultrasound studies during the fellowship
  • Participation in regularly scheduled image review sessions
  • Attend one national meeting during their fellowship year
  • Fellowship-funded attendance for the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Management Course

Administrative Requirements and Expectations

  • Complete one quality improvement project for the Division of Ultrasound
  • Participate in Ultrasound Division administrative meetings

Ready to Apply?

You must be:

  • Eligible for Texas licensure
  • Board certified / board eligible ABEM or AOBEM and / or
  • Must have completed a U.S. ACGME-accredited Residency Program in Emergency Medicine

Interested applicants should submit a fellowship application through the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship.

By Email

Program Coordinator

Melissa Villanueva

VillanuevaM5@uthscsa.edu

210-567-4621

Program Director

Craig Sisson, MD

sisson@uthscsa.edu

210-567-4292

By Mail

UT Health San Antonio

Department of Emergency Medicine

Attn: Melissa Villanueva

Ultrasound/Global Health Fellowship

7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC7736

San Antonio TX 78229-3900