Fellows participate in teaching shifts with rotating residents, ultrasound-related simulation, weekly ultrasound QA, monthly ultrasound journal clubs, and novel research. The Emergency Department has 11 ultrasound machines (including GE Venues, Sonosite M-Turbos, and Butterfly IQs), that are wirelessly linked to an electronic archiving and quality assurance system (Butterfly Enterprise). Our simulation lab includes multiple high fidelity ultrasound simulators for both training and education, including diagnostic and procedural point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS), and more.
We also have an active research program with ongoing projects such as identifying facilitators and barriers to ultrasound training and POCUS program implementation at the Durham VAHCS led by Dr. Theophanous, with recent support from SAEMF-AEUS grant funding, and we are a participating site for the University of Massachussett’s “Reason3 POCUS in cardiac arrest trial”. Furthermore, we have collaborated with partners at the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering and Stanford University, and our residency program director Dr. Joshua Broder previously received $200,000 in grant funding through the Coulter-Stanford Foundation for studies involving an innovative 3DUS-enabling device.
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More Details and How to Apply
For more details regarding the fellowship program and application, visit SCUF.