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Ultrasound Fellowship

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Goal:

The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Johns Hopkins is designed to train leaders in Emergency Ultrasound with advanced knowledge and skills in ultrasound, and experience in ultrasound education, research, and administration. Program graduates will be prepared to move forward to Emergency Ultrasound Directorship and leadership positions.

Program Description:

The main components of the fellowship are:

  1. Develop expertise in a range of emergency ultrasound applications, inclusive of and extending beyond the ACEP core indications.  Training will take place with core ultrasound faculty in the  ED, as well as through rotations in echocardiography lab, vascular lab, anesthesia, ophthalmology, and OB/GYN.
  2. Achieve preparedness for Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and/or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) certification
  3. Gain significant experience in Emergency Ultrasound education, including ultrasound course design, development of didactic material (lectures and curation of personal image bank), organization of resident ultrasound conferences, bedside instruction of ultrasound trainees (residents, medical students, physician assistants and faculty), and participation in journal club and weekly ultrasound QA meetings
  4. Become actively integrated in Emergency Ultrasound administration and develop knowledge and skills to lead a successful Emergency Ultrasound program, including credentialing, quality assurance, and billing
  5. Completion of a an original research project suitable for presentation and/or publication, under the mentorship of Hopkins ultrasound faculty
  6. Opportunity for completion of Masters Degree (MPH or Masters in Education), which will extend fellowship by 1 year

Academic Requirements:

  1. Perform a minimum of 1000 high quality and correctly interpreted ultrasound exams
  2. Lead ultrasound trainees in weekly scanning shifts in the ED
  3. Organize and lead a conference on topics in Emergency Ultrasound for residents, students, and faculty
  4. Complete an original research project suitable for presentation and/or publication
  5. Attend at least one national Emergency Ultrasound section meeting (e.g. ACEP or SAEM)
  6. Serve as academic teaching attending for 1 month per academic year in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins

Clinical Requirements:

Emergency ultrasound fellows will work 800 clinical hours per academic year as an attending physician in the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Prerequisites:

  1. Board Prepared or Board Certified in Emergency Medicine
  2. Maryland Medical License and valid DEA certificate prior to starting training

Program Length:

1 year, or 2 years with advanced degree

Start Date:

July 1

How to apply:

  • Application may be submitted through www.eusfellowships.com
  • Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation
  • Interviews will be conducted in mid-late autumn with fellow notification date on November 14
Tiffany Fong

Fellowship Director:

Tiffany C. Fong, MD
tfong3@jhmi.edu

Dr. Fong completed an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship equivalent at Johns Hopkins University and currently serves as the Director of Emergency Ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

 

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