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.

By the end of fellowship, the graduating fellow will be able to:
a) demonstrate precision and expertise in a breadth of POCUS applications relevant to emergency clinical care
b) effectively educate learners of various backgrounds in POCUS applications relevant to emergency clinical care
c) design and implement a successful POCUS hands-on course
d) understand the various stages of research design, implementation, and publication
e) demonstrate proficiency in POCUS scholarly activity and academic achievement
f) provide professional mentorship to residents and faculty
g) develop and implement a QA/QI program for departmental POCUS scans
h) execute the processes for all stages of ultrasound machine purchases
i) optimize the billing/revenue systems and workflow solutions associated with departmental POCUS scans

Year Fellowship Started:

2020

Ultrasound Program Status

Accredited by the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council (EUFAC) for 3 years (the maximum period allowable)

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

3 Core fellowship-trained faculty

Notable Faculty

Core Faculty:
- Stephen Alerhand MD
- Ilya Ostrovsky MD
- Annette Mueller MD, MBA

- Aislinn Black MD MPH - global health use of Butterflies iQ's
- Harsh Sule MD - global health use of Butterflies iQ's
- Novneet Sahu MD - global health use of Butterflies iQ's, also Family Medicine boarded
- Jill Ripper MD Med MS - education and curricular design
Non-Core faculty from MICU and Cardiology

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

- Dedicated scanning shifts with faculty
- FOAM and didactic curriculum designed by faculty
- Weekly case review with faculty
- Bi-monthly case review involving residents (10-13 typically attend)
- Echocardiography review with Cardiology
- Regional Anesthesia rotation for nerve block education/practice
- Transesophageal echocardiography practice with Cardiology, along with simulation on a CAE Vimedix Ultrasound Simulator in the Clinical Skills Center (CSC), for credentialing to use in the ED in cardiac arrest

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

Other Information

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