Allegheny General Hospital

Resident Education Experience

Average Number of US

Is there a dedicated US month?

Yes

Is there an US elective?

Yes

Number of Residents who went on to become US fellows:

Six

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

20 scan shifts per month

Number of hours Image Review

5 hours a week

Number of hours didactics

Variable

Other Information

First year residents do a required 1 month ultrasound rotation. Second year residents do a 2 week ultrasound rotation, focusing on advanced applications. Many of the third year residents to a 1-month ultrasound elective. We also host residents from other specialties seeking point of care ultrasound training/education. During the rotation, residents complete an assigned curriculum of educational modules and online lectures. During their scan shifts they are proctored by an ultrasound attending or directly by the fellow. In addition, they attend the weekly academic meeting with the fellow which includes topic review, scanning, research updates and image review. Medical students also participate in the ultrasound rotation as a medical school elective. Both the residents and the students are welcome to participate in the fellow's research endeavors.

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