Denver Health Medical Center

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

> 500 by graduation

Is there a dedicated US month?

Our residents have a longitudinal curriculum interspersed throughout their training. By then end of their residency, they have had specific instruction on all US modalities as recommended by the CORD/AEUS guidelines. This includes a 2 week ultrasound rotation during the PGY-1 year, which covers many of the basics of Emergency Ultrasound, a second Advanced Ultrasound Rotation that occurs during the PGY-3 year and is based at the University of Colorado Hospital Emergency Department. There are also multiple ultrasound topics integrated into the general didactic curriculum.

Is there an US elective?

Available during the PGY-4 year.

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:


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


Number of hours Image Review

12 (during ultrasound rotation)

Number of hours didactics

At least 31 hours per resident during the course of the residency

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