Program Resident Education
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Resident Education Experience
Average Number of US
250 adequate (QA review) ultrasound images required over 3 years, so they tend to record 2-3 times that number to reach this goal, also expect 25 adequate scans performed for each ACEP core modality
Is there a dedicated US month?
Is there an US elective?
Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:
1 (2017-2018 academic year, fellowship started 7/2017)
Number of hours Hands-on (i.e. scan shifts)
4 scan shifts per week when on rotation or elective
Number of hours Image Review
6-8 during rotation, then regularly scheduled image review sessions during conference series (>20 hours formal image review by end of residency)
Number of hours didactics
10-12 hours during rotation, then regularly scheduled didactics during conference series (>30 hours by end of residency)
Every resident does a month long ultrasound rotation with our fellowship trained faculty. This involves didactics, hands-on training in our school's Center for Clinical Ultrasound Education, bedside supervised teaching in our Emergency Department, literature review sessions, independent reading and independent scanning sessions with regular image review.