Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship

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

  • 3 fellowship trained full-time academic faculty members
  • Access to a $1M state-of-the-art Center for Clinical Ultrasound Education
  • A very pro-ultrasound department chairperson
  • A successful new EM residency program which is also very pro-ultrasound
  • An active longitudinal US curriculum for medical students
  • A new physical emergency department with several US machines, including 2 Mindray/Zonare TE7’s, 1 Mindray/Zonare Z.one Pro’s, 1 Sonosite X-porte, 3 Sonosite M-turbo’s and  2 Sonosite S-FAST’s
  • A new pediatric ED with a dedicated Mindray/Zonare Z.one Pro US

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Staffing clinical shifts in the Emergency Department
  • 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 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
Education Programs, Residency, Emergency Medicine

Clinical requirements and expectations:

Our Ultrasound Fellows undertake a rigorous and well-rounded course of study.  Ultrasound Fellows obtain experience in the areas of teaching, patient care, research, and ultrasound skill development.  As such, our program maintains expected outcomes, duties, and responsibilities in each of those areas.

  • Staffing clinical shifts in the Emergency Department

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

Administrative Requirements and Expectations

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

Application process

Requirements for Consideration

  1. Eligible for Texas licensure
  2. Board certified / board eligible ABEM or AOBEM and / or
  3. Must have completed a U.S. ACGME-accredited Residency Program in Emergency Medicine
  4.  Submission of a fellowship application through the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship.

Additional Details

Length of Fellowship: 12 months

Number of Sites: One

Number of Positions per year: 2

Additional Opportunities: Internal Moonlighting

Ready to apply?

Interested applicants should apply through the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships site.

Program Coordinator

Martha Martinez
Email: martinezm66@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-450-5378

Fellowship Program Director

Craig Sisson, MD
Email: sisson@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-567-4292

Mail Application

UT Health San Antonio
Department of Emergency Medicine
Attn: Martha Martinez
Ultrasound Fellowship
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC7736
San Antonio TX 78229-3900