2016 SCUF Conference
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine - University of Wisconsin

Resident Education Experience

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Is there a dedicated US month?
Our first year residents spend 4 weeks on a combined ultrasound and anesthesia rotation. They are expected to acquire 100 technically adequate scans. They help teach the FAST exam to medical students on during an EM clerkship workshop. Interns on rotation also prepare and present and "Ultrasound Case of the Month", which critically appraises recent or landmark ultrasound literature.

Is there an US elective?
An ultrasound elective block is available, as well as ultrasound elective "shifts"

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows: 3

Number of hours Hands-on (i.e. scan shifts)
Each resident on rotation scans at least 5 times 1:1 with ultrasound faculty

Number of hours didactics
Didactics are through the voice over lecture series provided by the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound and Didactic Modules from Sonosim Ultrasound Simulator.

Other Information
Our residency program was started in 2007 and has grown exponentially, now with 12 residents per year. As such, the ultrasound curriculum has been thoughtfully developed to maximize ultrasound learning and approach to ultrasound proficiency.
The ultrasound teaching at resident conference is in an innovative small group format to maximize learning and hands-on opportunity.