Stanford University /Stanford Health Care

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

500-1,200 total US recorded per resident

Is there a dedicated US month?

A 2 week intern US rotation is mandatory; A 2 or 4 week Stanford US elective is optional and typically taken by graduating EM residents and medical students

Is there an US elective?

Yes - a 2 week intern US rotation is required. 2-4 week elective in R3 year is voluntary A 2 week US elective is optional at Stanford's ED and most R3s sign up for the elective. There is also a collaborative US elective with Stanford's IM department. Medical students do 2 or 4-week US elective as well

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:

2009 - 3, 2010 - 1 (Washington), 2011 - 0, 2012 - 1 (Carolinas), 2013 - 1 (Washington DC), 2014 - 1 (Stanford), 2015 - 1 (Stanford), 2016 - 0, 2017 - 0, 2018 - 1 (Stanford), 2019 - 0

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

Each US faculty do US scanning shifts once per week which is a great opportunity to get one-on-one hands-on training. The US fellow performs one 4hr scan shift per week.

Number of hours Image Review

8 hrs/week every thursday - includes fellow didactic teaching by US faculty, lunch, and article discussion.

Number of hours didactics

Every fellow gets weekly didactics during the fellow curriculum by US faculty; resident didactics are variable; we teach a 2day full US lectures for intern orientation, 2-3 lectures per year at the resident core curriculum, direct one full US workshop and 4-5 mini-workshops for resident education, 4 US courses for pre-clinical medical student education, 12 US courses for clinical medical students, 2 courses for nurses, 2 courses for NP/PA, two yearly CME workshop, and 2-4 for EM faculty education per year

Other Information

Regular workshops are carried out to train rotating residents and medical students in ultrasound, as well as workshops for EM residents and faculty in our Core Curriculum. We teach a dedicated intensive two day ultrasound workshop during new intern orientation. Educationally, as part of this training, we meet with residents to review their scans (done here at Stanford as well as the other affiliated institutions - Kaiser, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center) and provide constructive feedback.