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Ultrasound

"To provide comprehensive, fellowship-level training in Emergency Ultrasound, developing leaders with advanced knowledge and skill in point-of-care ultrasound, and experience in ultrasound education, research, and administration." 

- Accommodated Residents: 3

- Combination track? Yes 

- Institutions: JHH

Major Objectives

1. Develop expertise in a range of emergency ultrasound applications, inclusive of and extending beyond the ACEP core applications.  Training will take place with core ultrasound faculty in the ED, as well as through rotations in echocardiography lab, vascular lab, anesthesia, ophthalmology, and OB/GYN.

2. Gain significant experience in Emergency Ultrasound education, including ultrasound course design, development of didactic material (lectures and curation of personal image bank), organization of resident ultrasound conferences, bedside instruction of ultrasound trainees (residents, medical students, physician assistants and faculty), and participation in journal club and weekly ultrasound QA meetings

3. Become actively integrated in Emergency Ultrasound administration and develop knowledge and skills to lead a successful Emergency Ultrasound program, including credentialing, quality assurance, and billing

4. Completion of an original research project suitable for presentation and/or publication, under the mentorship of Hopkins faculty 

5. Opportunity for completion of Masters Degree (MPH or Masters in Education), which will extend fellowship by 1 year

                                    

Teaching 

Teaching Opportunities

  • Resident lectures and hands-on teaching sessions

  • Medical student lectures and hands-on teaching sessions

  • Development and implementation of ultrasound courses

  • Development of content for a asynchronous online teaching modules

Future Projects

Future Projects

  • Time-motion analysis of POCUS use

  • Performance of point-of-care echocardiography in quantitative EF measurement

  • Development of tools for ultrasound competency assessment (including simulation and
    SDOT)

  • Standardized feedback to US educators – making great teaching even better

  • Creation of modular asynchronous education for medical students, residents, and faculty

  • Development of an interdepartmental POCUS division at JHH

Primary Research

Ongoing Research

  • Structured review of ACGME POCUS milestones in residency training

  • Utility of the RUSH protocol in the evaluation of ED patients with shock

  • Ultrasound training in ACGME and AOA EM residencies and implication for the merge

  • Implementation of an US guided peripheral IV training program for pediatric ED nurses

  • Development and implementation of a interdepartmental point-of-care ultrasound curriculum,
    and assessment of outcomes

  • Assessment of POCUS program implementation at Al Rahba Hospital in the UAE

  • Ultrasound identification of satisfactory fracture reduction in a pig model

Your Mentors 

Tiffany Fong MD

Director of EMUS JHH

Director: tfong3@jhmi.edu

Randall Rhyne MD

Direct of EMUS Bayview

Mail: rrhyne@jhmi.edu