Carolinas Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

Post EM Residency: one year fellowship
EM residency since 1976
Hospital: 874 beds (including 234 at Children's Hospital), community-based teaching hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center
ED volume: 115,000 annual visits (85,000 Adult and 30,000 Pediatric)
ED ultrasounds > 14,000/annually

Year Fellowship Started:

2005

Ultrasound Program Status

Accredited by ACEP's Clinical Ultrasound Accreditation Program (CUAP)
Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

6 faculty

Notable Faculty

Vivek Tayal MD
Anthony Weekes MD, MS
Denise Fraga MD, MPA
Margaret Lewis MD
Lindsey Chaudoin MD (Pediatric Emergency Medicine)
Vitaliy Belyshev MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Didactics include lectures, journal review, and image review.
Experiential - Scan sessions and departmental administrative time
Supervisory - Resident and medical student education
Research - didactics and US research administrative projects

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

yes

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

Only for some specific studies

Other Information

1) Emphasis on critical care applications
2) Rigorous and advanced QA process and infrastructure
3) Real-time experience in EM US administration and mentoring
4) Mentored ultrasound research project available
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