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 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 residencies in Internal Medicine, Neurology, 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.

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Ultrasound Program Status


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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
-Monthly didactic lectures to EM residents and critical care rotators
-2-3x/yr journal clubs and bi-annual fellowship retreat
-Weekly EM resident clinical teaching shifts
-Off-service rotations including TTE/TEE with ECHO boarded cardiologists, transvaginal ultrasound, focused US guided procedures rotation with interventional radiology

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

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

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.