Curriculum

OBJECTIVES

  • Develop clinical expertise in EUS
  • All primary applications of EUS
  • Secondary applications including:
    • Ultrasound-guided procedures
    • Critical Care ultrasound
    • Advanced Cardiac
    • Pulmonary
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Vascular ultrasound
    • Resuscitation
  • Develop educational skills to instruct clinicians in ultrasound techniques
    • Educational software skills
    • Video and Image management skills
    • Public speaking
  • Develop administrative skills to direct EUS program
    • Image archiving
    • Physician credentials
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Curriculum development
  • Involvement with National Organizations that promote EUS
    • American College of Emergency Physicians
    • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
    • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ultrasound Examinations
    • Perform a minimum of 1000 reviewed studies over the course of fellowship
    • Rotations with echocardiology
    • Rotations with vascular ultrasound
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonograhers Certification (ARDMS) if desired
    • Physics
    • Instrumentation
    • Abdomen
    • One other area of choice
  • Education and Lectures
    • Annual journal club assignment (with EUSF director)
    • Optional participation in outside CME course (The Emergency Ultrasound Course)
  • Clinical Instruction
    • Sixteen hours per month of bedside instruction in the emergency department 
    • EM resident on ultrasound rotation 
    • USC medical students on ultrasound rotation
  • 800 hours per year as clinical attending in the emergency department
  • Administrative Duties
    • Departmental ultrasound QA and exam review
    • Working with EUSF director to administer resident EUS rotation
    • Scheduling
    • Resident and Medical Student Testing Professional Organization Participation

RESOURCES

  • Ultrasound Equipment
    • Sonosite Xporte (5 systems)
    • Terason (1 system)
    • Philips Lumify (3 portable system)
    • Sonosite SII (2 units fixed in trauma bays)
    • 4 Clarius machines
    • Ultrasound Office
    • Simulation Medicine Center - Vimidex and SonoSim ultrasound simulators