University of South Florida

Program Description

Type of Program

Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is a large tertiary care center and level 1 trauma center residing on the west coast of Florida. The 77 bed emergency department has a volume of over 100,000 patient visits per year. The patient population is diverse and offers wide ranging pathology with high-acuity. There are approximately 1500 Trauma alert resuscitations per year.

Year Fellowship Started:

2010

Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

4 US Faculty
1 Part-time US Faculty

Notable Faculty

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Lead Instructor at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Inst.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The fellow will work clinically as an attending in the Tampa General Hospital emergency department and will be responsible for working 20 clinical hours per week. If interested, you may also work shifts at our free standing emergency department which is only 10 minutes away. Responsibilities of the fellow will include the teaching of residents and fourth year medical students from the University of South Florida. The fellow will spend an additional 20 hours per week scanning and working closely with the fellowship director as well as various physicians and sonographers in the departments of obstetrics, radiology and cardiology. Upon completion of training the fellow will receive a certificate of fellowship training from the University of South Florida.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

Other Information

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 Florida Medical Licensure. Applicants must complete an employment application and submit three letters of recommendation for training. One of these letters must be from the applicant's residency program director.
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