Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University staffs three major teaching Emergency Departments within Nashville, each located within one block of each other and includes: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, The Monroe Carroll Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, and the Nashville Veterans Affairs Hospital. The University and Children's Hospitals are the only Level I trauma centers in middle Tennessee and serve as the region's neonatal, pediatric, burn, transplant, burn and tertiary care centers for middle Tennessee and much of southern Kentucky. Our emergency departments see a combined volume of 103,000 patients annually.

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Ultrasound Program Status

Active Division Status

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Notable Faculty

Jeremy S. Boyd, MD, FACEP
Matt Lipton, MD
Jordan D. Rupp, MD
Mary Kate Jordan, MD
Brian Bales, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Vanderbilt's Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program is focused on four principled areas of learning and experience. They are:

- Sonographic technical and interpretive proficiency

- Becoming a successful educator

- Administering and leading an emergency ultrasound program

- Learning to design and implement clinical research studies

We will help you become proficient in each of these areas during your fellowship and expect you to meet all of the current Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Guidelines as outlined by ACEP and SAEM. The fellowship program is designed to help you reach beyond these expectations and enable you to become a leader within the field of Emergency Ultrasound.

We accomplish this through weekly division meetings, educational conferences and hands-on teaching sessions. At the end of fellowship, you will have the tools necessary to be a master clinical sonography educator. We have unique opportunities to learn and perform MSK studies with our Sports Medicine/EM faculty in the ED and in the clinic setting, with our Anesthesia service, and with local and international Ultrasound courses. We will also provide you the opportunity to teach and scan abroad as we help train our Guyanese Emergency Medicine Residents in our Guyana campus.

We are actively involved in helping to train clinician sonographers throughout the institution and you will have the opportunity to train residents and fellows from other departments including Pediatrics, Surgery, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

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