Rush University Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

Rush University Medical Center is a large, quaternary care medical center with a national reputation for research and clinical care excellence. We see over 80,000 patients per year and have a PGY 1-3 Emergency Medicine Residency Program. We have 30 dedicated attending physicians and several ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty members, training 36 residents. We have an active ultrasound division which is engaged in faculty, resident, and medical student education. Residents have a dedicated ultrasound rotation each year combined with monthly ultrasound conferences. Ultrasound is integrated in medical student education during their first and second years. We have a very popular fourth year medical student ultrasound elective. We also have an active research division with a dedicated statistician and research coordinator.

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Year Fellowship Started:

2010

Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Emergency Ultrasound within the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

Four

Notable Faculty

Michael Gottlieb, MD

Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is also the Chair-Elect of the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section, Past-President of the AAEM Ultrasound Section, and co-creator and Chief Strategic Officer for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications, is an Editor for Academic Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, and Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training, as well as the Social Media Editor for Academic Emergency Medicine. He is Chair-Elect of the CORD Academy for scholarship and the past Chair of the CORD Education Committee, CORD Best Practices Subcommittee, and SAEM Education Summit. He is a nationally-recognized speaker and educator. His academic interests include resident education, with a focus on ultrasound and procedural training.


Amy Marks, MD

Assistant Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Assistant Clerkship Director, and former Rush Ultrasound fellow. She has spoken nationally and authored several publications on point-of-care ultrasound with a focus on ocular and abdominal ultrasound.


Tina Sundaram, MD

Assistant Ultrasound Director at Rush University Medical Center. She leads the medical student ultrasound training for Rush Medical College. She has spoken nationally and authored several publications on point-of-care ultrasound with a focus on medical education and procedural applications.


Daven Patel, MD, MPH

Ultrasound faculty and former Rush Ultrasound fellow. He has spoken nationally and authored a number of publications on point-of-care ultrasound with a focus on lung ultrasound and artificial intelligence.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center provides a robust education focused on establishing expertise in teaching, research, administration, quality improvement, and advanced ultrasound skills. At the beginning of the year, ultrasound fellows meet with the program director to discuss each fellow's unique professional goals and to personalize the curriculum to the goals.

Ultrasound fellows have dedicated ultrasound time every week, which includes one-on-one scanning time with the ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty members free of all other training program responsibilities. During this time, fellows learn basic and advanced ultrasound applications, as well as effective and evidence-based teaching strategies.

Our division provides ultrasound education to faculty, advanced practice providers, residents, medical students, and the military. We are also involved in leading local, regional, and national ultrasound courses. Fellows have the opportunity to teach and co-run these courses depending upon their educational interests. The fellows also have the opportunity to give local, regional, and national lectures with targeted feedback and mentorship by national lecturers.

Fellows also receive targeted research training and mentorship, as well as weekly ultrasound journal clubs discussing cutting-edge literature which are moderated by experienced peer reviewers and journal editors. There are ample research opportunities for interested fellows, including access to a departmental research coordinator and dedicated statistician. For those interested in learning more, please see some of our recent publications in the "Research" tab.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

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