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ultrasound fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine offers a one-year Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship for qualified applicants who have successfully completed an accredited emergency medicine residency program. This fellowship is designed to develop the knowledge and skills to become ultrasound program directors and leaders in the field. During your training at UAB, you will practice in a very diverse, high acuity academic medical center where you will have opportunities to gain exposure in performing clinical ultrasounds, teaching ultrasound to a variety of learners and become involved in both the administrative and research roles in our ultrasound group. Graduates of our EUFAC-accredited program will be able to sit for the Focused Practice Designation exam.
Additional information regarding the fellowship can be found on the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships website.

Objectives

  1. Equip fellows to perform ultrasound scans independently and with faculty, residents, and medical students.
  2. Develop the skills to provide bedside and didactic instruction and lectures.
  3. Develop physician sonographers who are knowledgeable and competent clinicians, administrators and educators
  4. Prepare fellows for Advanced Designated Practice Board Examination in Advanced Emergency Ultrasound
  5. Participate in interdisciplinary education, research and training throughout both the UAB health system as well as the region
  6. Participate in departmental and institutional administrative processes such as quality improvement/assurance, review and optimization of billing practices and faculty credentialing.

Fellowship Position

The fellowship is a one-year position with both clinical and academic/administrative responsibilities. The fellow will work clinically for 64 hours a month (typically 8- or 12-hour shifts) and there are ample opportunities for moonlighting available. Fellows participate in weekly image review and didactics for residents and medical students as well as weekly ultrasound business/research meetings followed by various educational sessions throughout the week for the fellow to learn and teach advanced topics.

Salary is competitive and travel to a minimum of two conferences is required with funds set aside to support this. If you have any questions regarding our fellowship, please do not hesitate to contact us (information below).

Application

To apply, visit eusfellowships.com. The application will require submission of:

    1. Curriculum vitae (CV)
    2. Two letters of recommendation
    3. A letter of interest.

This fellowship utilizes the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for fellowship matching.



Key Faculty

Burleson, Samuel (Luke), M.D.

Burleson, Samuel (Luke), M.D.

Assistant Professor
Program Director, Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings Fellowship Point-of-care ultrasound education, tropical Infectious diseases

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Gullett, John, M.D.

Gullett, John, M.D.

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound

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Pigott, David C., M.D.

Pigott, David C., M.D.

Professor
Co-Director, Office of Emergency Ultrasound

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Thompson, Maxwell, M.D.

Thompson, Maxwell, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Residency Director
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

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Contact

Maxwell Thompson, M.D.

Maxwell Thompson, M.D.

Program Director
maxwellthompson@uabmc.edu

Heather Kirk

Heather Kirk

Education Coordinator
hkirk@uabmc.edu