University of Southern California + Los Angeles County (LAC+USC)

Fellowship Program

Length of Fellowship:

1 year


equivalent to half-time faculty salary

Additional Funds

4 weeks vacation time

Number of Clinical Hours:

16 hours per week

Other Duties

Scan shifts (6/month)
QA/video clip review (weekly)
Journal club (weekly)
Research project (1 main project, as well as involvement with other projects)
Coordinate MS-4 ultrasound course (monthly)
Assist in PGY-1/2 resident ultrasound rotation
Give lectures to the ultrasound division each month
Attend weekly fellowship lecture series
Cadaver lab for ultrasound-guided procedures

Number of Sites

LAC+USC Medical Center ED
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Children's Hospital Medical Center ED (CHLA)

Number of Positions per year:

Positions at LAC+USC for EM graduates
One position at CHLA for Peds EM graduates

Additional Opportunities

Our ultrasound group occasionally provides ultrasound courses to other departments within the medical center (surgery, ICU, IM) as well as at local community ED's. Fellows have the opportunity to lecture and provide hands-on instruction at these courses.

Educational Experience

Fellows perform the majority of their scan shifts with division faculty. These shifts are done during a time when neither the fellow nor faculty have any clinical duties.

Fellows do regular scan shifts with Jeannine Childs, RDMS. Jeannine is a skilled educator with many years of experience in abdominal and OB/GYN sonography.

Fellows may also arrange observation time in various outside departments:
-Echo lab
-Vascular lab
-Obstetrics clinic
-Physiatry clinic (MSK ultrasound)

Deadline for fellowship application:

Ongoing, until fellowship positions are filled

Fellows chosen:

mid November (fellowship "match")