2018 SCUF Conference
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship Position


Length of Fellowship: 1 year or 2 years with a Masters Degree (MS, MPH, or MEd) which is paid for by the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Salary: Competitive.

Additional Funds
CME funds and faculty benefits.

Number of Clinical Hours: Eight shifts in the Brigham and Women's Hospital or Faulkner Hospital Emergency Department per month. As an attending physician, you will supervise EM (PGY 1-4) residents, internal medicine residents, surgical residents, and physician assistants.

Other Duties
Scanning shifts with residents and medical students are scheduled in 3 hour blocks. The fellow is expected to help with rotating student and resident education, hands-on scanning sessions with faculty, ultrasound journal club, on-going research, and to give ultrasound lectures. Of note, the fellow will be encouraged to spend one month teaching ultrasound internationally (opportunities exist in various locations including Haiti, Uganda, Rwanda, and Liberia).

Number of Sites
1. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, MA.
2. Faulkner Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Jamaica Plain, MA

Number of Positions per year: 1-2

Additional Opportunities
Numerous additional opportunities exist. All of the following are available to the fellow: further transvaginal scanning (with both sonographers and radiologists) in the Department of Radiology, attending weekly echocardiography lunch-time conferences hosted by the BWH Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and scanning sessions with sonographers in emergency radiology and the echocardiography lab.
Numerous international opportunities exist as well given the department's focus on international health. Division faculty are happy to help facilitate international projects and also have specific ultrasound teaching and potential research opportunities in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, and Haiti. The fellow will be provided with ample opportunities to teach ultrasound - both hands-on scanning and formal lectures - locally, nationally, and internationally.

Educational Experience
The fellow will be expected to learn and to master the following emergency ultrasound applications: trauma, intrauterine pregnancy, AAA, cardiac/advanced echo, biliary, urinary tract, DVT, soft-tissue/musculoskeletal, thoracic, ocular, and procedural guidance. This will be achieved through a combination of independent reading/study, dedicated lectures, literature review, and hands-on scanning.

As per ACEP guidelines, the fellow will be expected to meet the fellowship minimum criteria for graduation:

1. A minimum of 800 ultrasound examinations
2. Design at least one research project to be submitted to the home institution review board and start on it during the course of the fellowship
3. At least one abstract should be submitted with the fellow's names as first author and presenter to a national meeting such as ACEP, SAEM, or AIUM during their fellowship
4. The emergency ultrasound fellow should be involved with at least one other ultrasound research project (does not have to be one he/she designed and implemented from the ground up) during their fellowship
5. The emergency ultrasound fellow must be involved with at least one interdepartmental quality assurance work/project.
6. The emergency ultrasound fellow must deliver at least 3 separate lectures on emergency ultrasound to their department (residents and faculty)
7. The emergency ultrasound fellow must attend one national emergency ultrasound section meeting during the year

Image Review
Dynamic video (QA) review occurs every Thursday afternoon. Fellows are expected to assist with our quality assurance program throughout the year. Each week, fellows will help review the ultrasounds performed and send feedback emails to residents and faculty members.

Deadline for fellowship application: October 15th, 2017

Please provide a cover letter, your CV, and 3 letters of recommendation. BWH is an equal opportunity employer.

Interviews scheduled: In 2017 we are interviewing candidates on Thursdays in September and October. We would appreciate it if we had a complete application by October 15th at the very latest for review. Thank you!

Fellows chosen: November