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Fellows participate in weekly ultrasound didactic sessions each Monday which consist of fellow-level education, resident education for rotators, and curated quality assurance. Our residents routinely praise the quality of these didactics, and fellows have the opportunity to build their lecture bank for future educational opportunities. These sessions are based on best practices for ultrasound fellowship curricula and are updated regularly. Each week we review landmark and new papers as a group. Our structured and curated quality assurance review is high-yield and intriguing every week. 

We use QpathE for image review, archiving, quality assurance, teaching, billing, and credentialing. In the ED, we use an unsolicited orders workflow (that means no orders, just scans!) to initiate studies on the ultrasound system. We have a workflow that allows us to complete worksheets at the time of the exam on the ultrasound system for ease and efficiency. From here, images and reports transfer to Qpathe and the EHR. It is an advanced workflow that allows great compliance and documentation. 

Fellows work 80 clinical hours mixed with five scanning shifts per month dedicated to ultrasound. Their roles also include maintenance of the ultrasound machines in the department, assisting with attending credentialing, regular quality assurance, development of departmental ultrasound policies, completion of one original ultrasound research project, and regular ultrasound education for learners of all levels.

We are fortunate to have many additional resources to develop your particular interests. Fellows may join the Sport Medicine physicians for additional exposure to musculoskeletal ultrasound in the sports medicine clinic. Transesophageal echocardiography training and education are available through our critical care ultrasound colleagues. Multiple global health ultrasound opportunities exist including a well-developed relationship with the non-profit organization Global Emergency Care in which fellows can travel to Uganda to teach ultrasound. For those interested in prehospital medicine, fellows can work with Air Care (helicopter transport system) to develop the flight medicine ultrasound program. Customization of your fellowship experience is possible and strongly encouraged.

Melissa Meece
EM Ultrasound Fellowship Coordinator 
Phone: 513-558-8114

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Medical Sciences Building Room 1654
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670769
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0769

Mail Location: 0769
Phone: 513-558-5281