Baystate Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

The Baystate Emergency Department is located in a busy, high-acuity Level 1 tertiary care center that sees over 120,000 emergency visits a year. A new, state-of-the-art facility opened in December, 2012. In addition the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, the Baystate emergency department also hosts fellowships in Pediatrics, Research, Administration, Wilderness Medicine, and Education/Simulation, and Global Health.

Year Fellowship Started:

2010

Ultrasound Program Status

Emergency Ultrasound is a division of the Emergency Department at Baystate Medical Center

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

4

Notable Faculty

Tala Elia, MD, RDMS
Michele Schroeder, MD
Jeff Dan, MD
Carla Sterling, MD
Zach Testo, MD
Elizabeth Schoenfeld, MD, RDMS
Howard Smithline, MD
J. Hector Pope, MD
John Santoro, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The Baystate EUS fellowship stresses proficiency at basic ultrasound exams including trauma, abdominal, basic echo, and pelvic sonography. Sophisticated applications in thoracic, vascular, advanced echo, and critical are taught, including applications in undifferentiated hypotension and respiratory distress.

We focus heavily on teaching. The fellow gives frequent lectures to residents, medical students, and faculty during the year. In addition, the fellowship provides an opportunity to travel and lecture nationally. The fellow will also build a large digital teaching database of ultrasound images to be used in future lectures.

Knowledge of ultrasound program development is crucial for a graduating fellow. With this in mind, the Baystate EUS fellowship emphasizes instruction in multiple aspects of program development, including QA processes, hardware/network integration, documentation, billing, and purchasing of ultrasound machines.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

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