The Department of Emergency Medicine Division of Ultrasound established the first Emergency Medicine Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship Program in the state of Michigan beginning in July of 2010. The 1-year fellowship program focuses on training prospective applicants to become experts and national leaders in Clinical Ultrasound in the areas of patient care, research, education, and administration.
Fellowship oversight is provided by the Henry Ford Hospital Graduate Medical Education Committee in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education institutional requirements. It also meets the ACEP guidelines for ultrasound fellowship training. The department has a detailed fellowship curriculum document with specific goals and objectives focusing on all core areas of Clinical Ultrasound. Fellows are required to complete 1200 scans during the 1-year training period. Fellows have the unique opportunity of working closely with medical students at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, where ultrasound education was first incorporated into the undergraduate curricula in 2006. The 4-year Longitudinal Undergraduate Ultrasound Curriculum developed at the medical school provides fellows with enormous opportunities to learn about curriculum design, course implementation, research and innovation in the exciting field of ultrasound in undergraduate medical education. Other unique aspects of the fellowship program include numerous research opportunities, a robust ultrasound QA program, and other educational opportunities in the ED and other departments in the hospital. A detailed description of the fellowship program can be found here.