Regions Hospital is a great blend of community and academics. We have an emergency medicine residency, a number of fellowships and a close affiliation with the University of Minnesota Medical School. At the same time, we are the referral center for HealthPartners - a very large healthcare organization with hospitals and clinics located throughout the region. Regions Hospital is located in downtown St. Paul and provides care to a large underserved indigent patient population as well. Dr. Zwank co-chairs the Regions Hospital Point-of-Care Ultrasound Committee which is a multi-department committee that oversees all point-of-care ultrasound throughout the hospital. Our ED has a collaborative working relationship with radiology and cardiology and our fellow will learn both in the ED and in the echo lab and radiology suite.
This fellowship will provide the fellow with an excellent experience to take forward into academics or community practice. They will become familiar with an effective collaborative approach to bedside ultrasound and will be able to take this forward, becoming a valuable asset in whatever setting they land.