Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Track

What makes us unique

The Penn Ultrasound Fellowship Internal Medicine/Family Medicine Track was established in 2016. The fellowship provides formalized ultrasound training for candidates who have completed residency in specialties other than Emergency Medicine.  

The demand for ultrasound education in residency and fellowship training is growing rapidly.  Graduates of the IM/FM track are ideally positioned to become leaders in bedside ultrasound education and research.

Fellows have come from the following fields: 

  • Internal Medicine 

  • Family Medicine 

  •  Hospitalist Medicine

  • Nephrology 

  • Pulmonology / Critical Care

  • Geriatrics


The Facts

HUP

 

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

    • 72,000 patients per year 

    • Major tertiary care center for the Philadelphia region. 

    • Fellows will encounter complex cardiac, cancer, and transplant patients with a high level of acuity. 


Fellowship Curriculum

Bonnel & Mathias

 

  • Weekly Ultrasound Interdisciplinary Review Sessions with Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care ‚óŹ

  • 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

  • ED-Based Multidisciplinary Transesophageal Echocardiography Program


Education

  • Weekly ultrasound conferences with didactics and video review

    • Sessions with Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

  • One weekly eight-hour scan shifts

  • Christy Moore-our dedicated sonographer educator

  • ED-Based Multidisciplinary Transesophageal Echocardiography Program

  • A 2-year fellowship option includes enrollment in a Masters program at Penn

    • Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology

    •  Masters in Public Health 

    • Masters in Health Policy

    • Masters in Medical Education

    • Any other of the numerous specialty degrees offered at Penn


Research

  • Faculty have published extensively

  • 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: 

    • US in the examination of the  patient with undifferentiated dyspnea

    • Complications of 1st trimester  pregnancy 

    • Carotid intamedia thickness as a marker for CAD

    • US assessment of soft tissue foreign bodies

    • Ultrasound in triage

    • US in nephrolithiasis (NIH funded)

    • US-guided IV access versus IO access (funded).

  • Statistician present at weekly research meetings

  • Research coordinator to help move projects along