Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Program Description

Type of Program

University Hospital is the flagship teaching affiliate for Rutgers NJMS. It is a regional resource for advanced tertiary care in a wide range of medical specialties. It is home to northern New Jersey's only Level I Trauma Center and to specialty programs such as a Stroke Center, CHF Center, STEMI Center, and a Center for Liver Diseases. The Emergency Department itself sees approximately 100,000 visits/year (approximately 20% admission rate), which includes over 6000 trauma patients/year. The ED is separated into two high-acuity Acute areas, a Fast Track area, and a Trauma bay. There is also a 30-bed Observation unit that is staffed 24/7 by Nurse Practitioners. We are staffed with Trauma Surgery and most other surgical specialties in-house 24/7. The Pediatric ED also sees over 19,000 visits annually.

The Emergency Medicine Residency at Rutgers NJMS is a dynamic and innovative PGY1-4 program consisting of 8-9 residents per year. It provides excellent training for our residents in a high-volume, high-acuity, urban environment.

The Emergency Ultrasound faculty is not only responsible for teaching residents basic and advanced ultrasound skills, but it is also the lead faculty for bringing ultrasonography into the medical school curriculum. Faculty members serve as the advisors for both the Emergency Medicine Interest Group and the Ultrasound Interest Group.

Year Fellowship Started:

2020

Ultrasound Program Status

Within Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

3

Notable Faculty

Stephen Alerhand MD
Ilya Ostrovsky MD
Tiffany Murano MD RDMS

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

- Dedicated weekly scanning shifts with faculty
- FOAM and didactic curriculum designed by faculty
- Weekly case review with faculty
- Monthly case review involving residents (10-13 typically attend)
- Echocardiography review with Cardiology
- Regional Anesthesia rotation for nerve block education/practice
- Transesophageal echocardiography practice in the Cardiac Anesthesia suite, along with simulation on a CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulator in the Clinical Skills Center (CSC)
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound elective with PM&R faculty
- Advanced Obstetric US with OB/Gyn department

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes. After signing the ultrasound scan in Q-Path, the record is transmitted into the Epic electronic medical record.

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

No

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