Program Resident Education
UCLA : Olive View & Ronald Reagan Medical Centers
Resident Education Experience
Average Number of US
50 scans per week while on rotation.
Is there a dedicated US month?
Yes: A 2 week rotation is required in the R1year to develop basic ultrasound skills. We have a flipped classroom model, in which learners are given a curriculum with online didactics and a quiz to be completed prior to the assigned scan shift. We have a core group of ultrasound faculty that lead one scan shift on a weekly basis so that the rotation is always supervised by a dedicated US faculty member.
Is there an US elective?
Yes: 2 week elective blocks are offered to the R3/R4 class to develop advanced ultrasound skills. Medicine residents have also joined us on the elective. In addition to supervised scan shifts in the ED, we use: - Sonosim simulators - Feigenbaum Intro to Echocardiography simulator by KeLabs - UCLA Sim Center with high fidelity simulators like Heartworks and Vimedix
Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:
Number of hours Hands-on (i.e. scan shifts)
3-5 scanning shifts per week while on the elective rotation.
Number of hours Image Review
3 hours of image review per week.
Number of hours didactics
15-20 hours of didactics (mostly online) per week.
5hr didactics during R1 orientation
Monthly US lecture/workshop during residency conference
Very popular M4 rotation in clinical ultrasound