The emergency ultrasound fellowship at UK offers a rigorous curriculum that is designed to meet all ACEP and Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Fellowship requirements established by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). We are currently seeking Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council (EUFAC) accreditation so that our fellows will be eligible to sit for the ABEM Focused Practice Designation examination. Fellows will be trained in a robust emergency ultrasound program that is led by energetic, accomplished and notable ultrasound faculty. The fellow experience includes scanning shifts with ultrasound faculty, weekly image review/quality assurance, weekly didactic lectures, monthly journal club, workflow management, credentialing, billing, documentation and reimbursement. 

Fellows work clinically as an attending physician supervising residents, medical students, and advanced practice providers. Our faculty staff three clinical sites. UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center and quaternary referral center and sees >85,000 patients per year. The Kentucky Children's Hospital Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center is also located in the same physical location as Chandler ED and sees 32,000 patients per year and fellows can work shifts here if desired. Good Samaritan Hospital, cares for approximately 30,000 patients per year, and operates like a more traditional community hospital.


Salary: $120,000/yr. Moonlighting opportunities available

Professional Development Funds: $10,000/yr

Clinical Hours: 20 hrs/week

Fellowship Duties: Minimum 1000 scans during fellow year. 3-5 hours/week image review/QA, 4-8 hours/week scanning shifts, monthly journal club

Education: Fellows will be heavily involved in medical student and resident ultrasound education. There will be opportunities for interdepartmental education and fellow will be involved in quarterly Emergency Department US Guided IV course. Fellows will also give at least four ultrasound related lectures.

Research: Fellows will be required to generate original ultrasound research questions, submit for IRB approval, and submit to at least one national conference.