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Ultrasound Fellowship

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To train leaders and future ultrasound directors with expert proficiency in EM ultrasound. This includes RDMS and RDCS Certification Preparation.

Program Description:

The main components of the fellowship are:

  1. Obtain competency in a wide range of ultrasound scanning skills including advanced cardiac, procedural and emergency ultrasound applications. The fellow should be ready to take RDMS and or RDCS boards by the end of the fellowship.
  2. Become competent in all aspects of emergency ultrasound program administration.
  3. Develop academic clinical teaching experience in the Emergency Department at Johns Hopkins with focus on emergency ultrasound.
  4. Gain experience in emergency ultrasound research through a mentored project. Qualified candidates may receive formal research training by obtaining an MPH or advanced research degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. However, this will require departmental approval and result in a 2-year fellowship duration.

Focus can vary based on interest and can include the following elements:

  1. Develop outstanding ultrasound skills through learning and performing >1,000 ultrasounds over the course of the year.  Additional educational sessions can be arranged with Hopkins Cardiology, Vascular, Ocular and Critical Care and Pulmonary Ultrasound
  2. Development of advanced teaching skills for graduate and undergraduate trainees
  3. Developing advanced administrative skills for credentialing and ultrasound billing
  4. Research focused on emergency ultrasound in low resource settings

Academic Requirements:

  1. Reach the expected number of scans and scanning shifts required to graduate
  2. Fellows will be expected to produce a publishable research project under the guidance of their academic mentor.
  3. Successful completion of an MPH degree at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  4. Successful completion of one month as teaching attending per year at JHU.

Clinical Requirements:

Fellows will be required to work 800 clinical hours per academic year at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (BMC). In addition, the fellow will perform scanning shifts at both BMC and Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH).


  1. Board Prepared or Certified in Emergency Medicine
  2. Ability to obtain a Maryland Physician License

Program Length:

1 - 2 years with advanced degree

Start Date:

Usually July 1, but mid-year candidates can be considered

How to apply:

Beatrice Hoffmann, MD, PhD, RDMS

Fellowship Director:

Beatrice Hoffmann, MD, PhD, RDMS

Dr. Hoffmann has been our emergency ultrasound fellowship director since 2008.  Her main focus is to provide fellows with the necessary skills to master advanced ultrasound scanning at the bedside and to provide fellows with the necessary experience to excel in ultrasound education. 


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