Cook County - NorthShore Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Fellowship Program

Length of Fellowship:

1 year


Approximately $100,000 with benefits and additional moonlighting opportunities available.

Additional Funds

CME to cover all conference, book and other educational costs.

Number of Clinical Hours:

Two 8 hour ED shifts per week

Other Duties

The Fellowship year begins with an Emergency US Orientation month during which fellowship directors begin by discussing each fellows unique professional goals for the fellowship year. Fellows enjoy one on one time with the fellowship directors on a weekly basis, free of all other training program responsibilities. During this time all core applications, resources, and workflow solutions are discussed in detail.

We have a full time Emergency Ultrasound Service Monday through Friday. During the morning, fellows perform clinical bedside US examinations in the Adult ED, Pediatric ED, and Trauma bays under the supervision of US faculty. In the afternoon fellows assist with Emergency US training programs for medical students, residents, PA's, and attending staff, both within the department of EM, as well as to other departments in the hospital including hospitalists, intensivists, and surgeons.

Additionally, fellows benefit from the opportunity to rotate in different departments utilizing bedside ultrasound including the Pediatric ED, MICU, Trauma unit and TICU, Echo lab, US Guided Regional Anesthesia Service, and Hospitalist Procedure Service as desired.

Each week a day is set aside for image review and academic exercises, typically including an brief lecture or podcast, a review of recent literature on topic of the week and one on one image review with ultrasound faculty.The day includes two hours of image review, one entirely dedicated to fellow studies, and a second with residents. Our fellows directly participate in and learn the quality assurance and credentialing process as a part of their training. We encourage development of an academic portfolio of images, cases, and teaching materials during the fellowship.

Fellows then review a year long curriculum of alternating weekly Journal Club topics with faculty and residents including chapter reviews from leading texts within EUS, clinical research, as well as a discussion of the latest literature. The curriculum is updated each year and revised to target the focus and interest of each fellow.

Fellowship curriculum topics discussed include: developing a research project from beginning through manuscript submission, EUS policies, EUS education and integration into undergraduate medical education and the fundamentals of establishing a clinical ultrasound program.

Number of Sites


Number of Positions per year:


Additional Opportunities

Fellows are mentored and given opportunities to participate in national (and international) conferences, including speaking, participating in ultrasound labs and workshops, as well as presenting abstracts and papers.

Those interested in international ultrasound and work in resource-limited areas are given opportunity to pursue those interests. Fellows are encouraged to indicate that interest early to allow for time to plan their curriculum around those activities.

Educational Experience

Educational program based on ACEP's Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines as well as ACEP's Policy on Emergency US Fellowship training, Clinical Emergency US experience in all primary and advanced applications in multiple environments. Fellows complete 1000 quality reviewed emergency US examinations, learning directly from fellowship directors at the bedside, image review sessions, journal clubs, research meetings, and national educational conferences.

Image Review

Yes. QA is ongoing with dedicated weekly sessions one-on-one with EUS faculty. We use QPath Classic for our QA. All exam are reviewed and fellows learn the skills required to become competent reviewers upon graduation.

Deadline for fellowship application:

NRMP deadline

Fellows chosen: