Brigham and Women's Hospital: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

Varies per resident. Each resident is encouraged to scan as much as possible. Ranges from 150-300 per 4-week block.

Is there a dedicated US month?

4 week block as PGY-1 resident

Is there an US elective?

Yes. Available to PGY-3/4 residents. This elective may also be taken by interested medical and pediatric residents, and 4th year medical students.

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:


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

The residents scan 6 hours per day approximately four times per week. The resident ultrasound rotation is four weeks long and takes place during intern year.

Number of hours Image Review

Approximately 2 hours per week. We hold our ultrasound conference on Thursday afternoons.

Number of hours didactics

1-2 hours per week.

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