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Ultrasound Fellowship

Ultrasound Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP POSITION

ACEP CUAP

Nationally accredited by the ACEP Clinical Ultrasound Accredidation Program (CUAP)

Year Fellowship Started: 2014

Length of Fellowship: 1 Year

Number of Clinical Hours: 8 shifts per month (8 hour shifts)

Other Duties
Under the direction of the ultrasound faculty the fellow will manage the resident and student rotations in the ED including: fourth-year medical student elective, intern ultrasound rotation, senior elective, and senior ultrasound administration rotation. The fellow will actively participate in assisting non-credentialed faculty in obtaining privileges in bedside ultrasound. The fellow will also actively participate with interdepartmental promotion of bedside ultrasound.

Number of Sites
One - The University of Kansas Health System Emergency Deparment

Number of Positions per year: 2

Deadline for fellowship application: Rolling
Interviews scheduled: Rolling
Fellows chosen: Rolling


EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

The fellow will develop the necessary sonographic skills by completing a minimum of 1,000 scans over the course of the year. The fellow's education will be tailored to fit their individual educational needs based on the reading curriculum.

• July - Physics/ACEP US Guidelines, e-Fast
• August - aorta, Thoracic, 1st Trimester Pregnancy
• September - Basic Echo, Gallbladder, Renal
• October - ACEP EUS billing guidelines, Prepare for boards
• November - DVT, Soft-Tissue/Musculoskeletal, Ocular
• December - Procedural guidance, Gynecological
• January - Testicular, Bowel,
• February - Ultrasound Systems
• March - Advanced Echo
• April - June - Directed study to meet fellow needs

Administrative Education:
Under the direction of the ultrasound faculty the fellow will manage the resident and student rotations in the ED including: fourth-year medical student elective, intern ultrasound rotation, senior elective rotation, and senior ultrasound administration rotation. The fellow will also lecture periodically throughout the year on select ultrasound topics during EM didactics and bimonthly during an ultrasound conference with MICU fellows.

The fellow will actively participate in all administrative duties for running the department ultrasound program. This will include bedside education with current attending physicians working toward privileges, development of educational programs, quality assurance measures, and continued development or interdepartmental relationships as it relates to bedside ultrasound.

Research or Quality Improvement:
The fellow will have the option of developing one original research project or one original quality improvement project. This will allow the fellow to tailor their project to future career goals. Fellows will also participate in any ongoing ultrasound research and quality improvement projects.

Image Review
We use Q-path, a data management system, for image review. This allows us to separate clinical and training studies but yet be able to give staff, fellows, residents and students feedback on image quality and interpretation. Clinical images are then archived in PACS and clinical reports are archived in EPIC.

Do you bill for ultrasounds? Yes
Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds? Not if performed by credentialed faculty


ULTRASOUND FACULTY

Number of Ultrasound Faculty: 15

Notable Faculty:

Melissa Thomas, MD - Assistant Residency Director

  • Residency: Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Ultrasound Fellowship: Georgetown University and Washington Hospital

 Bradley Jackson, MD - Faculty

  • Residency: Univ. of Kansas Medical Center
  • Ultrasound Fellowship: Univ of Kansas Medical Center

Todd Crane, MD - Faculty

  • Residency: Univ. of Kansas Medical Center
  • Ultrasound Fellowship: Univ. of Kansas Medical Center

Richard Dietz, MD - Faculty

  • Residency: Univ. of Oklahoma

Stephanie Thom, MD - Faculty

  • Residency: Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Sinai-Grace Emergency Medicine Residency
  • Ultrasound Fellowship: Univ. of Kansas Medical Center

Jeff Norvell, MD, MBA, RDMS - Residency Program Director

  • Residency: Univ. of Virginia Health System

Interested applicants may contact Dr. Melissa Thomas, mthomas9@kumc.edu for further information.

Last modified: Oct 24, 2018
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