University of New Mexico Hospital

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

Our fellows easily complete the recommended 1000 ultrasounds during their fellowship, covering a wide variety of applications.

Is there a dedicated US month?

There is a dedicated US month for both our intern and 2nd-year residents

Is there an US elective?

Yes. We offer a general Advanced Ultrasound Elective and an Advanced Echocardiography Elective. These electives are open to our EM resident, PEM Fellows and Critical Care Fellows.

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:


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

Two to three supervised scanning shifts per week by either Ultrasound Fellowship trained or RDMS certified faculty.

Number of hours Image Review

At least 5 hours of supervised image review weekly, lead by our Ultrasound Fellowship trained faculty. Fellows are expected to complete another 5 hours of image review independently, that is then reviewed by ultrasound faculty remotely.

Number of hours didactics

10 hours monthly, delivered through a combination of pre-assigned on-line modules and in-person lectures from our ultrasound faculty.

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