Western University

Program Description

Type of Program

Welcome to the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program at London Health Sciences Centre and St Joseph’s Health Care in London, ON. We offer a 1-year ultrasound fellowship program focused ontraining future leaders in point of care ultrasound by developing advanced POCUS scanning skills combined with ultrasound teaching, research and administration​.London Health Sciences Centre is a fully accredited teaching hospital and Level 1 Regional Trauma Centre, affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University. Serving more than 156000 patients per year, the Division of Emergency Medicine provides its clinical and academic undertakings across 3 sites – Victoria and University Hospitals of the ​London Health Sciences Centre and the Urgent Care Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Our divisional program consists of 68 diverse and progressive academic clinician educators, administrators and researchers

Year Fellowship Started:

2016

Ultrasound Program Status

Program of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, Division of Emergency Medicine of Western University

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

5

Notable Faculty

Dr. Frank Myslik
Dr. Drew Thompson
Dr. Robert Arntfield
Dr. Behzad Hassani
Dr. Heather Hames

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Fellows eligible for independent practice are responsible for 8 clinical shifts per month as an attending physician and are expected to utilize ultrasound clinically. Fellows completing their sub-speciality year as part of their residency will complete 8 shifts per month in the role of a senior resident.


Each week fellows will be responsible for 1.5 days of dedicated ultrasound scanning and learning. This includes running the ED POCUS team with residents and providing clinically indicated scans for the working staff.

Protected academic time with a 3-hour sit down image review session occurs on Tuesday mornings from 9-12pm.

Participation in monthly interdisciplinary Ultrarounds is also expected

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds?

No

Other Information

https://westernsono.ca/emergency-medicine-ultrasound-fellowship/
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