University of California, Davis

Fellowship Program

Length of Fellowship:

12 or 24 months



Additional Funds

-Support for travel to one national meeting
-Travel for research presentations supported

Number of Clinical Hours:

75 hours monthly, functioning as an Attending Physician supervising residents and medical students.

Other Duties

-Resident, Faculty and medical student education including management of a fourth year medical student elective in emergency ultrasound.
-Supervised scanning shifts with Director
-Coordination of Ultrasound Journal Club, monthly
-Completion of a scholarly project
-Perform 1000 ultrasound examinations

Number of Sites

University of California Davis Medical Center

Number of Positions per year:


Additional Opportunities

UC Davis offers a combined global health and ultrasound fellowship (GHUF) to prospective fellows interested in both global health and ultrasound. The two-year fellowship provides world class ultrasound training, global health education, teaching opportunities, and faculty development. Fellows complete advanced ultrasound training at UC Davis Medical Center where they focus on emergency and critical care point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and function as an attending physician at a tertiary care, level one trauma, teaching institution. Global fellows also focus on ultrasound use in the low resources setting and in the evaluation for tropical diseases. Diverse educational and teaching opportunities are a particular strength of our program and fellows can expect to become involved at every level including within the department of emergency medicine, other departments within the medical system, the school of medicine, faculty education at the medical center, the undergraduate university, as well as opportunities to develop resources for free online access in medical education. Fellows additionally learn to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum in the global environment.

Global fellows work towards a global masters degree and take leading roles in emergency medicine development projects, specifically focusing on point-of-care ultrasound. Fellows complete over 6 months of work with NGOs and global partners at multiple sites throughout their two years. Current established sites are in Uganda, Laos, Nepal, and Belize. Fellows are also encouraged to attend at least one global conference and if able, accompany the global fellowship director on international teaching conferences.

Educational Experience

The fellows will be expected to develop the psychomotor and cognitive skills via supervised and independent scanning shifts, leading weekly image review sessions, and independent study.
Opportunities to advance their own educational skills and lecture style will be provided both within the residency and outside forums.
Interdepartmental study and research opportunities are available, as appropriate to the fellows' area of interest.

Deadline for fellowship application:

October 15

Fellows chosen: