Massachusetts General Hospital

Program Description

Type of Program

Massachusetts General Hospital was established in 1811 and is the 3rd oldest general hospital in the U.S. It was ranked #4 in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report list of America’s Best Hospitals. It is the largest and oldest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and has the largest hospital-based research program in the U.S. Resources and opportunities are endless—you will be empowered to accomplish whatever it is you want to achieve!

The Department of Emergency Medicine is a busy urban center associated with the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR). HAEMR is a four-year training program.

Emergency Department Highlights
• >100,000 visits/year
• 25% admission rate
• Level 1 Trauma Center
• Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
• Level 1 Burn Center
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
• Tertiary referral center
• 2 dedicated CT scanners
• 1 dedicated MRI machine
• 2 ED Observation Units

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Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine

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Notable Faculty

Andrew Liteplo, MD
Hamid Shokoohi, MD
Calvin Huang, MD
Sig Kharasch, MD
Drake Coffey, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The goal of the ultrasound fellowship is to provide you with all the tools you would need to become an Ultrasound Director of any Emergency Department, and a leader in the field. The educational component of the Ultrasound Fellowship involves both a large amount of learning and teaching ultrasound.

Learning Highlights
•Weekly sessions with director
- Lecture series covering physics, abdominal ultrasound
- In-depth analysis of standard applications and advanced applications, with a focus on the evidence behind what we do
- Journal club, review of recent literature
- Research updates
- Image and video processing
- Scan review
• Scanning shifts with director
• Independent reading
• Opportunities with sonographers hospital-wide including echo lab, radiology, nerve block rotation with anesthesia, musculoskeletal ultrasound with rheumatology, transvaginal ob scanning rotation
• Independent scanning
• Completion and review of a minimum of 1000 scans
• International opportunities

Teaching Highlights
• Resident rotation—PGY-1 rotators for 4 week blocks
• Develop and give core lecture series to HAEMR residents
• Teaching to other services (surgery, ICU)
• Outside courses to community hospitals
• Harvard CME courses
• Faculty credentialing process
• International courses
• Medical student elective
• Future possibilities
- Rotation for visiting residents
- International rotations--MGH Center for Global Health & Disaster Response, through Thomas Burke, MGH
- Simulation labs--Institute for Medical Simulation, through James Gordon, MGH, or STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women's

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