University of Arizona

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US


Is there a dedicated US month?

Yes, 2-week intern rotation. Additionally interns are required to scan during their Anesthesia rotation.

Is there an US elective?

Yes. 2-week and 4-week elective for PGY-II and PGY-III residents.

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:


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

5 scan shifts/week. During the 2-week ultrasound rotation, the residents learn by scanning ED patients under the supervision of emergency ultrasound section faculty with an emphasis on bedside teaching and hands-on practice. They are expected to spend 45 hours per week scanning in the ED.

Number of hours Image Review

3-5 hours/week. Residents particpate in the weekly QA sessions during ultrasound rotation.

Number of hours didactics

Approximately 100 didactic hours over 3 years.

Other Information

We teach an intensive one day ultrasound course during new intern orientation. Regular workshops are carried out every month to train residents and faculty.
Simulation-based ultrasound sessions are offered 4 times/year.