Cook County Emergency US Fellowship

Fellowship Program

Length of Fellowship:

1-2 year

Salary:

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 in the home institution ED

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.

Tuesdays are the Emergency Ultrasound Division academic days with US faculty. The day includes two hours of image review, one entirely dedicated to fellow studies, during which time fellows directly participate in and learn the quality assurance and credentialing process.

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. An overview of the year's curriculum can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iYdgxfYjxSC3n5M_WkZcqsCQUzfkUSvqOWmuRCPkjgM/edit#gid=739709428.

Fellowship curriculum topics discussed on Tuesdays 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

1

Number of Positions per year:

1-2

Additional Opportunities

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.

You can view our 2017-2018 US curriculum at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iYdgxfYjxSC3n5M_WkZcqsCQUzfkUSvqOWmuRCPkjgM/edit#gid=739709428

Deadline for fellowship application:

NRMP deadline

Fellows chosen:

1-2