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Denver Health Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Welcome to the Denver Health Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship website!

The Pediatric Ultrasound Fellowship at Denver Health is a one-year curriculum designed to train leaders in pediatric emergency ultrasound. The Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is built on the foundation of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Denver Health with over 20 years of clinical excellence in bedside ultrasound use, research and educational publications related to emergency ultrasound, and a faculty that is dedicated to the principle that ultrasound is integral to every emergency physician’s clinical practice. The Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship expands on this experience to include pediatric-specific ultrasound techniques. Scanning will take place in both the general emergency department at Denver Health and the University of Colorado Hospital and the pediatric emergency departments at Denver Health (primary site) and Children's Hospital Colorado.

In the following pages you will find aspects of the Denver Health program that are unique, including:

-a long tradition of graduating fellows from the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship who direct emergency ultrasound programs or fellowships and who have exceptional academic careers;

-a program that offers a rich clinical and ultrasound fellowship experience for PGY-4 Canadian Emergency Medicine residents. Five Canadian residents have matriculated from the Denver Health program;

-unbridled clinical sonography experience at a busy 2 emergency departments including a Level 1 trauma center (55,000/year) with a same-site pediatric emergency department that carries a Level 2 pediatric trauma designation at Denver Health and a tertiary care Level 1 pediatric trauma center at Children's Hospital Colorado (100,000/year);

-exposure to a variety of training programs including Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, NICU, PICU, Family Medicine, Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Dentistry, and OB/Gynecology

-an expansive ultrasound curriculum that includes integration into the MS1, MS2, and MS3 curriculum for 180 medical students, a MS4 ultrasound rotation that is fully booked with a waiting list, an Emergency Medicine PGY-1 ultrasound rotation, a Pediatric PGY-1 ultrasound rotation, a quarterly ultrasound journal club, a PGY-4 advanced ultrasound elective, and ongoing Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency faculty ultrasound education;

-and a highly collaborative environment with hospital departments including Gynecology, Radiology, PICU, and Pediatrics and other local fellowship programs such as Wilderness Medicine, EMS, and Global Health.

Thank you for your interest in our program. Feel free to contact us directly with any questions that may arise.