The Department of Emergency Medicine has been a leader in emergency ultrasound since its introduction into Emergency Medicine.
Residents in our residency program are trained in the use of ultrasound to facilitate the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of serious and life-threatening pathologies.
The mission of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is to develop highly motivated emergency physicians that become future educators and researchers with expertise in the wide application of ultrasound to emergency patient care. Working closely with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the curriculum not only provides fellows with the opportunity to work side-by-side with experts in emergency ultrasound, echocardiography, and vascular ultrasound, but also develop educational skills through lecturing and bed side teaching to residents, medical students, and practicing physicians. Unique to this experience is that the fellow will be an integral component to the development and function of the clinical ultrasound curriculum at the Jacobs School.
To achieve these goals, we offer the following:
The fellowship will be twelve months in length. The start date is negotiable, but will typically begin on or about 1 July of each year.
All applicants must have graduated from an ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency and be board-certified or board-eligible with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. In addition, the applicant must qualify for New York Medical Licensure. Outside applicants must complete a formal application and submit three letters of recommendation for training. One of these letters must be from the applicant’s residency program director. Applicants are not required to have prior experience with clinical ultrasound use, but previous experience will be considered in the selection process. Fellowship applications will be accepted after September 1 of the year preceding the year of training. An interview is required prior to selection for training. Selection for training is determined by the emergency department faculty.
Upon completion of training the fellow will receive a certificate of fellowship training from Erie County Medical Center and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
The curriculum uses the guidelines for ultrasound fellowship developed by the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians for most of its structure, with directed reading and experience in ultrasound teaching and administration.
Those interested may contact: