Kaweah Delta Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
Type of Program
Kaweah Delta is a hybrid community and academic medical center serving a diverse patient population. Our ED has a strong EM residency, is an ACS Verified Level 3 Trauma Center and AHA STEMI Receiving Center with an annual volume of over 90, 000 patients.
Year Fellowship Started:
Ultrasound Program Status
Division of EM within the Department of EM
Number of Ultrasound Faculty:
2 dedicated ultrasound faculty. All faculty, however, are credentialed in POCUS.
All are notable in their support of EUS
Ultrasound Fellowship Education
Fellows perform 1000 scans throughout their year. Their personal scans and others that they assist with, e.g. those performed by EM residents, are reviewed each week with the fellowship director for a minimum of 4 hours. Fellows teach ultrasound by lecturing to faculty, residents, advanced practice providers and medical students
Do you bill for ultrasounds?
Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds?
If the ultrasound fellow meets ACEP credentialing criteria while in residency, then they are credentialed upon starting. If not, it is not required once the fellow is credentialed by the hospital. Depending on the clinical scenario, however, they are encouraged to order confirmatory studies at their discretion.