RESIDENT CERTIFICATION

 

All residents are required to complete ultrasound certification prior to graduation.  The ACEP recommendations have been used as a guideline to create an ultrasound curriculum which includes:

 

  • 8 hours of didactics per year
    • Must attend 4 hours of live lecture
    • 4 hours may be online
  • 185 Studies submitted online (www.ehealthconx.com) for review
    • 25 Cardiac
    • 25 Renal/GU
    • 25 Aorta
    • 25 Pelvic Transvaginal
    • 25 Pelvic Transabdominal
    • 25 Biliary
    • 25 FAST
    • 10 Procedural (central line, abscess, etc)
  • 2 Case Studies
    • Paragraph with images/video
    • To be placed on the website for continued education
  • At the conclusion resident receive:
    • Certificate
    • Letter if required by their employer

     

Monthly ultrasound clinics devoted to hands-on teaching of bedside ultrasound techniques are given by Dr. Chooljian and Dr. Bengiamin.  This provides an opportunity for uninterrupted instruction and feedback.