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Advanced EM Ultrasonography

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Fort Cavazos, Texas

Accredited: Yes, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council (EUFAC)

Program Length: 1 year

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, Completion of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatrics Residency

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 1

Approved per Year (if applicable): Not applicable

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th Year elective in emergency ultrasound

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 254-553-9089

Program Emaildha.cavazos.darnall-amc.list.crdamc-adv-em-us@health.mil

Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Program Description

The CRDAMC Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a 1-year advanced emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship designed for emergency physicians seeking to become experts and leaders in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Its curriculum is modifiable to meet the needs of other specialty-trained physicians seeking advanced emergency ultrasound training and the program has successfully graduated Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine physicians.

The CRDAMC Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship provides the opportunity to utilize POCUS in a resource-limited setting, making it a critical resource in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. ii. The program is in an institution with a high percentage of pediatric and obstetric patients, providing fellows with robust experience in those areas. The military medical applications of POCUS are extensive and include incorporation into formal training programs for Combat Medics.

Fellows will gain proficiency in advanced applications across various anatomical areas, including focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST), echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, lung and airway ultrasound, organ-specific ultrasound, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Fellows will gain extensive experience performing ultrasound examinations in a busy emergency department setting, integrating this technology into patient care decisions.

Fellows will actively participate in educating residents, medical students, medics, Physician Assistant students, Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant residents, and other healthcare professionals on ultrasound techniques. They will receive mentorship from experienced emergency medicine and ultrasound faculty.

Fellows will gain expertise in performing and interpreting a comprehensive range of POCUS examinations, they will enhance their diagnostic accuracy and improve patient outcomes in the emergency department, they will develop strong teaching skills to become future ultrasound educators, and they will be mentored to pursue career paths in leadership positions to further promote, resource, and educate clinicians in POCUS.

The Fort Cavazos Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is designed to provide graduates experience in the following areas:

  • Acquisition of ultrasound images at point of care
  • Supervision of an ultrasound program for training and privileging
  • Management of required ultrasound hardware and software
  • Oversight of documentation, coding, and billing
  • Performance and interpretation of ultrasound research
  • Military and operational applications of ultrasound

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Contact Us

Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program

Location: Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Emergency Department

Address:

590 Medical Center Rd.
Fort Cavazos, TX 76544

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 254-553-9089

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