The goal of our program is to train our physicians to efficiently incorporate bedside ultrasound into the evaluation and management of our patients. In addition to training our residents we also have a one-year Emergency Ultrasound fellowship program.
Our emergency medicine residents gain significant experience performing bedside ultrasound throughout residency. Jacobi Medical Center is a high volume level I trauma center and our residents are exposed to a wide variety of clinical pathology and applications for emergency ultrasound including blunt and penetrating trauma, abdominal and cardiac emergencies, vascular access, ocular pathology, and much more. Residents also have two dedicated GYN blocks in the ED during which time they gain vast experience with OB/GYN ultrasound.
Besides having four RDMS-certified EM attendings, Jacobi also has an Emergency Ultrasound Fellow to provide hands-on ultrasound teaching at the bedside. In addition, EM residents have a two-week ultrasound rotation during their second year, which is designed to provide a thorough understanding of EM ultrasound through didactics, supervised scanning, and scan review. Our residents also gain hands-on experience through the use of ultrasound-guided simulation models in our new Simulation Center. Many Senior residents choose to spend elective time refining their skills and learning advanced emergency ultrasound applications.
The Jacobi Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one-year program. Our goal is to produce physicians who not only have expertise in all aspects of emergency ultrasound but who also will become innovative leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound.
Our fellows work 16 clinical hours per week, which is split between Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital (NCB). Jacobi Medical Center has three ultrasound machines based in the emergency department (1 Sonosite M-Turbo and 2 Siemens Sonolines) and NCB has two (1 Sonosite M-Turbo and 1 Siemens Sonoline). Our fellows have one-on-one teaching from the emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship core attendings including Dr. Jessica Wang, Dr. Andrew Shannon, Dr. Jill Corbo and Dr. Tesfa Young. The fellow also plays a large role in resident education and helps run the resident ultrasound rotation. In addition, the fellow will have ample opportunity to participate in the numerous ongoing research projects in the department. At the end of the one-year fellowship, the fellow will be eligible for RDMS accreditation.