Desert Regional Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

We are proud to offer a one year clinical ultrasound fellowship with a focus on interdisciplinary education from medical students to attendings across multiple specialties. Desert Regional Medical Center (DRMC), located in sunny Palm Springs, CA, is the regional level 2 trauma center as well as a interventional stroke & STEMI center with an annual volume over 70,000 patients per year. DRMC hosts a 3-year emergency medicine residency with 10 residents per year as well as a new trauma critical care fellowship and residencies in neurosurgery and family medicine. Hi-Desert Medical Center, located just outside of Joshua Tree National Park, serves as a rural rotation for our senior residents and provides healthcare access for over 65,000 people living in the wide expanse of the high desert above Coachella Valley.

Year Fellowship Started:

2020

Ultrasound Program Status

Active

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

3

Notable Faculty

Grant Nelson, MD - Fellowship Director
Korbin Haycock, MD, RDMS, RDCS - Ultrasound Faculty
Sonia Reyes, MD - Ultrasound Faculty

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

-Weekly one-on-one scanning shifts and didactics with ultrasound faculty for dedicated fellow curriculum education on advanced clinical ultrasound concepts and techniques
-Weekly EM resident clinical teaching shifts
-Ultrasound QA experience with monthly QA lectures
-Monthly didactic lectures to EM residents, critical care rotators, and other residencies
-2-3x/yr journal clubs
-Bi-annual fellowship wellness retreat
-Resuscitative TEE course

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

Other Information

Currently, all applicants must have graduated from an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency and be board-certified or board-eligible with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In addition, the applicant must qualify for a California medical license.

EUFAC accredited.