The Division of Emergency Ultrasound at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital has an active role in training medical students, residents, fellows and faculty in the use of point-of-care ultrasound. Learning opportunities include bedside scanning shifts, weekly image review and journal club, interactive lectures and an annual ultrasound competition geared towards residents and fellows.
Our division is host to an annual regional workshop for Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows and faculty, which brings together ultrasound experts from medical schools throughout the New England area.
The collaboration between our pediatric and general emergency medicine ultrasound faculty provides our trainees with scanning experience on patients of all ages, newborn to adult. PEM fellows have two months of dedicated ultrasound training during their fellowship and follow an ultrasound curriculum aimed at establishing competency in ultrasound modalities most important to the emergency care of children.
PEM fellows interested in point-of-care ultrasound have access to ultrasound faculty with diverse training backgrounds and expertise and can focus their training to include ultrasound research and teaching at the local, regional and national level.