Penn Ultrasound Mission

Penn Ultrasound Fellowship

We are Penn Medicine

  • Annual Census: 68,000 patients visits
  • In the heart of West Philadelphia
  • Urban tertiary care center, Level 1 trauma center, 40 residents
  • Top-ranked hospital in the country

Fellowship at Penn

  • Applicants can choose between 1-year and 2-year programs. 
  • The 1-year position offers the opportunity to enroll in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) certificate program for physicians who seek a career as a collaborative researcher.
  • The 2-year position affords the opportunity to obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through CCEB for a career as an independent researcher.

Clinical Curriculum

  • 19 hours per week, 46 weeks per year, 6 weeks vacation

Ultrasound Curriculum

  • Weekly Ultrasound Interdisciplinary Review Sessions with Pediatric
  • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  • 1 Weekly 8-hour Scanning Shift
  • Didactic Lectures to medical students, residents, and fellows
  • Annual US Courses for Critical Care fellows, Trauma fellows, Peds EM, and Critical Care faculty

National Meetings

  • Fellows are expected to attend ACEP and SAEM, though they are not limited to these meetings.

Research

  • Fellows are expected to initiate at least one research project from inception, IRB application, data collection, to abstract and manuscript writing.
  • Fellows are encouraged to apply for grant funding and have access to Penn faculty resources and experience to assist in their endeavors.
  • Prior research by fellows includes ultrasound in the examination of the patient with undifferentiated dyspnea, Complications of 1st-trimester pregnancy, Carotid intima-media thickness as a marker for CAD, ultrasound assessment of soft tissue foreign bodies, ultrasound in triage, ultrasound in nephrolithiasis (NIH funded), US-guided IV access versus IO access (funded).