Program Resident Education
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.
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.