Program Resident Education
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Resident Education Experience
Average Number of US
Is there a dedicated US month?
Yes. A PGY1 and PGY3 are paired together for the 2-week elective, working under the supervision of Ultrasound faculty. The PGY1 benefits from the additional experienced bedside teaching/mentorship from the PGY3, while the PGY3 advances his/her educational skill and portfolio. As part of this elective, the PGY3 may schedule elective days such as TEE practice and echo case review. There is also a bi-weekly evening Zoom lecture.
Is there an US elective?
Yes. There is also am Intern POCUS Boot camp and longitudinal Ultrasound Scholarly Track.
Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:
5 since 2016, including the 2021-2022 SAEM-AEUS Resident Educator of the Year Award
Number of hours Hands-on (i.e. scan shifts)
Fellows are expected to perform at least 4 hours of scanning per week. This may decrease later in the year. Ultrasound faculty have dedicated protected time to join the Fellow.
Number of hours Image Review
2 hours per week with the Ultrasound Faculty 2 hours per month during Resident Ultrasound Rounds 2 hours per month during evening Zoom hangouts
Number of hours didactics
Minimum of 1 lecture per year to the residency, along with other residency initiatives. Minimum of 1 lecture per year to medical students, along with other undergraduate medical education initiatives. Assistance with faculty education and credentialing
The department has several faculty (Harsh Sule MD, Aislinn Black MD, Novneet Sahu MD) involved in global health projects (Ghana, Nicaragua, India) which include POCUS education. The fellow has the opportunity to participate in these projects via international travel and/or distance learning initiatives.