Resident and Medical Student Education

Resident and Medical Student Rotation/Elective

Welcome to the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the resident rotation and elective program for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University residency in Emergency Medicine.  Residents use ultrasound during clinical shifts in all 4 years.  Residents spend 4 weeks (with 1 week of vacation) during intern year honing sonography skills by scanning with ultrasound faculty.   There's also opportunities to teach interested medical students during the rotation. Throughout residency, there are multiple opportunities to increase ultrasound skills and knowledge through residency conference program and division lectures. Additionally, an ultrasound elective can be pursued by interested senior residents.

Ultrasound Elective   

Senior residents spend 2-4 weeks learning how to integrate ultrasound clinically as well as improving skills and learning advanced ultrasound skills.  Topic may include but not limited to: advanced echo, procedural guidance (nerve block, arthrocentesis, tvp placement, pericardiocentesis), bowel, ocular, and testicular.  Opportunities to teach interested medical students may be available during the rotation.

Medical Student Ultrasound Elective 

Interested EM medical student can elect a 2-week or 4-week rotation.  The elective introduces medical students to point-of-care ultrasound, performed by the physician and used to answer specific, focused clinical questions in real-time.  Exam performed include heart, kidney, aorta, abdomen, vasculature, and musculoskeletal system as well as using ultrasound to guide procedures.  The 4-week elective builds upon the prior 2 week experience to prepare medical students to be point-of-care sonographers.  

Application Process

Please contact Shirley Wu ([email protected]) if you are interested.