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Focus on POCUS: Ultrasound for the Acutely Ill Patient, May 2-3, 2023
Learn point of care ultrasound from faculty experts! Participants in this two-day, immersive course will benefit from didactics, integrative case-based learning, and expert-guided, small group hands-on scanning skills practice with a low student-to-instructor ratio. Open to physicians and APPs; CME is available.
The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) is routinely identified as the point-of-care ultrasound experts at UW Health and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, with other specialties modeling our operations. Almost all of our departmental faculty have active ultrasound privileges.
We consider practical training in emergency clinical ultrasound to be among the foundational components of residency, so we invest in a strong ultrasound curriculum and incorporate this training into clinical care.
Our commitment to a robust ultrasound curriculum sets us apart from other institutions. At UW, we offer:
- More highly trained faculty. The UW DEM has five diverse fellowship-trained ultrasound faculty, which underscores our commitment to an environment of ultrasound excellence. As a resident, you will work side-by-side with these faculty to develop knowledge and skills in bedside ultrasound.
- More state-of-the-art equipment. We have seven clinical ultrasound machines, which help build ultrasound expertise instead of spending time searching for “the machine.” Every scan performed by residents is reviewed for QA purposes, and we have three high-fidelity simulators.
- Opportunities for advanced training. We offer a competitive, accredited advanced emergency ultrasound fellowship designed to train newly graduated resident physicians to be expert sonographers as well as leaders in point-of-care ultrasound education, administration, research, and global health applications.
- Training from day one to day 1095. First-year residents attend a hands-on workshop to learn the basics of ultrasound during their first month at UW. After this, clinical ultrasound training is integrated into all three years of residency. All PGY-1 residents complete an ultrasound rotation, which uses innovative asynchronous didactic content so more time can be spent at the bedside polishing skills with faculty. Ultrasound education is incorporated into resident conference through an awarding-winning, longitudinal, innovative small group workshop series that covers all 12 clinical emergency ultrasound indications recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
- More use at the bedside. With five ultrasound-fellowship-trained faculty and most department faculty having ultrasound privileges, we create a clinical environment that encourages the use of ultrasound in clinical practice.
Emergency Ultrasound Education Blog
At the University of Wisconsin, ultrasound is considered a foundational component of training. We invest in comprehensive ultrasound education and incorporate training into everyday clinical care.
Our faculty have created an educational website for medical students and residents to learn more about emergency ultrasound through lectures, case studies and other resources.
Ultrasound Division News
Now enrolling: point of care ultrasound continuing medical education course, May 2-3, 2023
Are you a healthcare provider looking to improve your point of care ultrasound skills? Learn point of care ultrasound from faculty experts in "Focus on POCUS: Ultrasound for the Acutely Ill Patient."February 20, 2023
2023 Match: third year residents and fellows match into fellowship programs
The following PGY-3 emergency medicine residents and one fellow recently matched into fellowship programs through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)...January 18, 2023
Hani Kuttab recognized for contributions to national ultrasound conference
Dr. Hani Kuttab was honored with the 2022 Shazam Award from the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships at its annual national meeting this month hosted in Madison, Wisc...September 25, 2022
Division of Emergency Ultrasound hosts national conference for the nation’s leading clinical ultrasound organization
More than 250 physicians and vendors from across the country descended upon Madison for the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships' 2022 annual conference...September 21, 2022
Department recognizes research pilot grant recipients in 2021-22 academic year
We recognize the following faculty, residents and staff who were supported by a Department of Emergency Medicine Pilot Research Grant during the 2021-2022 academic year...July 5, 2022
Career moves: 2022 emergency medicine residency graduates’ future plans
Congratulations to all emergency medicine residents on successfully completing three rigorous years of residency training here at UW. See where they are headed to next after graduation...June 22, 2022
Where our 2022 emergency medicine fellows are heading next
Congratulations to all emergency medicine fellows on successfully completing their graduate medical education programs. See where they have placed for post-fellowship appointments...June 17, 2022
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SCUF22 National Conference
The University of Wisconsin-Madison hosted the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships on September 13-15, 2022. We welcomed over 250 members of the clinical ultrasound community from across the country to collaborate and advance training and education through point of care ultrasound fellowships.
Learn more about our Division’s work to host SCUF22 »