Wayne State University
Our Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship was established in 2013 under the academic umbrella of WSU. It consolidates the ultrasound education for 3 large Detroit area hospitals (Detroit Receiving, Sinai-Grace and Ascension St. John) and combines our ultrasound educators into a division of 10 faculty. Our 1-year program provides training in all the core ED applications and additional specialty training in advanced echo, regional anesthesia, endocavitary and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Fellows develop into excellent educators through mentorship and proctored bi-weekly teaching sessions for the >120 residents we train. Speaking opportunities arise from national conferences, grand rounds and the Detroit citywide ultrasound symposiums we host with other local programs. Research utilizes the WSU research engine and is coordinated by a dedicated ultrasound fellowship research director. Areas of research interest include strain echo, echo in sepsis, regional anesthesia, educational models, methods of teaching, mapping proficiency and pediatric ED applications. All of our 9 graduated fellows have gone on to take leadership positions across the country.