University of Cincinnati

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

Residents are required to complete 150 ultrasound examinations during residency. Residents average 400 scans prior to graduation.

Is there a dedicated US month?

Yes

Is there an US elective?

Yes

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:

Four

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

5 scanning shifts per week while on ultrasound rotation

Number of hours Image Review

3-5 hours of image review per week while on ultrasound rotation

Number of hours didactics

Throughout residency approximately 50 hours of ultrasound didactics are offered.

Other Information

Our residents incorporate ultrasound into their clinical practice routinely. We do all of our own transvaginal ultrasound examinations for early pregnancy in the emergency department and it is rare that renal or biliary ultrasound examinations are ordered from radiology. Residents start thinking like physician sonologists from the beginning of residency and keep those habits throughout residency.

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