University of Nebraska

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US


Is there a dedicated US month?

We have developed a longitudinal curriculum that includes intern orientation scan labs, a two-week intern rotation and second year scan shifts. During the intern rotation residents develop skills necessary to perform critical care ultrasound laying the foundation for competency in daily clinical ultrasound. Second years continue to develop critical care ultrasound skills but begin to focus on time saving ultrasound skills. Our curriculum favors them performing clinical scans as they will be expected to do once graduated. Our residents are expected to have completed 450 scans and have develop skills and competency for daily implementation of point of care ultrasound. Third year residents are expected to continually use ultrasound in daily clinical practice.

Is there an US elective?

Our curriculum is robust so we discourage elective rotations. We focus on clinical implementation and do not feel that an elective supports this goal. The only exception to this is when a resident shows a keen interest in clinical ultrasound and they may participate in some advance scanning experience through a short elective.

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:


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

Approximately 200 hours

Number of hours Image Review

8+ hours

Number of hours didactics

*8 Hours scan labs - intern orientation month *Asynchronous lectures *10 hours didactic lectures per year *Simulation/skills labs.

Other Information

Since 2021 we have had a resident team participate in sonograms with the fellow serving as a faculty mentor.