Brown University (Pediatric Ultrasound)

Program Description

Type of Program

This is a one-year fellowship offered to a BE/BC PEM physician which includes scanning experience at both the Hasbro Children's Hospital Emergency Department and the Anderson Emergency Department of Rhode Island Hospital, located in Providence, RI. Both are the only Level 1 trauma centers in the state, with a combined annual ED census of over 150,000 patient visits. Both emergency departments are the largest of their kind in Rhode Island and serve as a referral center for all of Southern New England. Opportunities also exist to scan in the community setting at our Newport and Miriam Hospital Emergency Departments.

Our ultrasound division includes more than 9 pediatric and general emergency medicine fellowship-trained faculty members with expertise in ultrasound education, global health, clinical ultrasound research and digital innovation. The division meets weekly for didactics and journal club with additional individually-tailored educational sessions for the
pediatric fellow. Fellows in our division will have ample opportunity to teach medical students, residents, PEM fellows and attendings both through formal lectures and hands-on training at the bedside and during POCUS workshops. A strong collaboration with the General EM POCUS division allows for ample exposure to both adult and pediatric pathology. Fellows
receive a generous CME allowance and a teaching fellow appointment at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The Alpert Medical School at Brown University is home to a competitive PEM fellowship program and a 4 year Emergency Medicine residency program. Emergency Medicine fellowship offerings include Global Health, Medical Simulation, EMS, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine, Disaster Preparedness, Injury Prevention Research, Healthcare Leadership and Administration and Point-of-Care Ultrasound.

Year Fellowship Started:

General EM: 2007
Pediatric EM: 2023

Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Emergency Ultrasound and Pediatric Emergency Medicine within the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

9 core faculty (7 general EM, 2 PEM)

Notable Faculty

Erika Constantine, MD (Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound)
Almaz Dessie, MD (Pediatric Ultrasound Fellowship Director)
Kristin Dwyer, MD, MPH (EUS Division and Fellowship Director)

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Our goal at the Brown EUS program is to make you an expert EUS sonographer, researcher, teacher, and leader in the field of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound.

Our pediatric POCUS faculty have participated extensively in both national and international endeavors and have participated in numerous multi-center ultrasound related studies. With dedicated core ultrasound faculty and the extensive resources available at Brown, you will have all the resources needed to make this a great learning experience.

EUS Fellowship Program Core Components

-Scanning shifts with core faculty
-Academic research and publication opportunities
-Ultrasound video review and QA
-Weekly journal club and fellow-run didactics covering all pertinent ultrasound-related clinical applications and research over the course of the year
-Standard and advanced EUS applications
-Time with an ED-based ultrasound technologist (sonographer educator)
-Bedside teaching and training of medical students, residents, fellows and attending physicians
-Lectures/Courses for other Departments (ICUs, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN)
-Participation in courses for community and academic physicians
-Opportunity to attend national courses (ACEP, SAEM, AIUM, P2Network)
-Participation in Regional Journal Club events with fellows from the New England area
-International EUS opportunities for ultrasound teaching, research and humanitarian service in Israel, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Haiti, Uganda

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Other Information

Other Information

We are accepting PEM, General EM and IM/FM candidates