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?

yes

Is there an US elective?

yes

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)

Other Information

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.