Brown University

Program Description

Type of Program

Rhode Island Hospital is a 700+ bed tertiary care hospital and Level I. Adult and Pediatric Trauma center serving a population of over 1.5 million people in the RI, CT and MA area. The Emergency Department at RIH boasts is one of the busiest in the country, boasting over 125,000 patient visits per year. As the major teaching hospital of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and home of several outstanding residency programs including Emergency Medicine, RIH is a nationally recognized academic medical center.

Emergency Medicine Highlights
->125,000 patient visits/year
-High patient acuity
-Level I. trauma center
-Tertiary Care center
-4 Year Emergency Medicine Residency Program
-Simulation Center for Resident training
-Disaster Medicine/active DMAT opportunities
-Fellowship programs in International EM, and Ultrasound

Year Fellowship Started:

2009

Ultrasound Program Status

Division within the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

Six core faculty (5 adult, 1 pediatric)

Notable Faculty

Kristin Dwyer, MD, MPH (EUS Division and Fellowship Director)
Otto Liebmann MD MA FACEP
Shirley Wu MD (EUS Medical School Program Director)
Erika Constantine MD (Pediatric EUS Director)
Frantz Gibbs MD
Jamie Cohn MD

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 Emergency Ultrasound. With three 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 Ultrasound Journal Club for review of all pertinent ultrasound research
-Standard and Advanced EUS applications
-Time with ED-based ultrasound techs, Ob/Gyn techs & Vascular lab techs
-Bedside teaching and training of medical students and Emergency Medicine Residents
-Lectures/Courses for other Departments (ICUs, Medicine, OB/GYN, Peds EM)
-Courses for Community and academic physicians
-Completion of required scans for RDMS certification
-RDMS Preparatory Course
-Opportunity to attend national courses (ACEP, SAEM, AIUM)
-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

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

Other Information

http://www.brownemresidency.org/fellowships.html
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