Kaiser Permanente - San Diego Medical Center

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

600 scans

Is there a dedicated US month?

Yes, two 2 week rotations as an intern and scan sessions throughout residency as well as yearly refresher courses and lectures

Is there an US elective?


Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:

None thus far, first class of residents graduated June 2017

Number of hours Hands-on (i.e. scan shifts)

Outside of ultrasound rotations, each resident does 2-3 scan sessions with faculty per year (4 hours each). During the ultrasound rotations they do three to five 4-hour sessions with the faculty or fellows per week.

Number of hours Image Review

Number of hours didactics

2 day intro course as interns and didactics throughout year

Other Information

All residents expected to reach 600 scans by end of residency. Many have reached that or are close by the end of intern year. Many also select advanced ultrasound for their electives throughout the R2 and R3 years.