University of Vermont Medical Center

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US


Is there a dedicated US month?

Residents spend 1-2 days a month on scan shifts longitudinally during EM blocks. They have a dedicated 2-week block at CVMC (community site) and elective opportunities 3rd year.

Is there an US elective?


Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:

First class graduated July 2022.

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

- 1-2 scans shifts per month of each EM rotation - 5 scan shifts/week during the 2-week ultrasound rotation

Number of hours Image Review

3-5 hours/week. Weekly QA sessions and hands on scanning sessions. Monthly ultrasound lectures and image review sessions at didactics.

Number of hours didactics

Approximately 150 didactic hours over 3 years.

Other Information

All interns participate in a 2 day intensive EUS “Bootcamp” during orientation. All residents receive a Butterfly iQ, case, and iPad on arrival.

Regular scanning workshops offered on diverse scanning applications.

Simulation-based ultrasound sessions and self-directed curriculum offered.