2016 SCUF Conference
Yale University

Program Description

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Type of Program
One year fellowship.
Appointment is as a Clinical Instructor in the Yale University School of Medicine. Clinical responsibilities and scanning are primarly performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a level I trauma center with over 100,000 visits per year.

Year Fellowship Started: 2003

Ultrasound Program Status
Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty: Several fellowship-trained faculty. We are a mature program and the majority of our faculty are privileged for bedside ultrasound.

Notable Faculty
Director: Chris Moore, MD, RDMS, RDCS, FACEP.

Rachel Liu, MD. Fellowship-trained in Emergency Ultrasound.

Richard Andrew Taylor, MD RDCS. Fellowship-trained in Emergency Ultrasound.

Sheeja Thomas, MD. Fellowship-trained in Emergency Ultrasound.

Katja Goldflam, MD. Fellowship-trained in Emergency Ultrasound, Assistant Program Director.

Dave Della-Gustina MD, Program Director, is also fellowship-trained in Emergency Ultrasound.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education
Fellows are responsible for 18 clinical hours per week (2 shifts per week, 48 week year) of clinical time as an attending physician and are expected to utilize ultrasound clinically.
There are 8-10 hours/ week of structured non-clinical scanning shifts for training, education and research.
Video review of ultrasound cases is conducted 4 hours/ week.
Other resources include structured study materials and expectation of involvement in ultrasound research.

Do you bill for ultrasounds? Yes.

Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds? Not once privileging is obtained. Can be established rapidly for incoming fellows based on experience prior to and during fellowship.

Other Information
Our equipment, training, and relationship with cardiology allows us to provide a particularly robust experience in cardiac ultrasound.