Longitudinal Ultrasound Education Track Curriculum Implemented Within an Emergency Medicine Residency Program

J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jun;36(6):1245-1250. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.08005. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


Emergency Medicine residency programs offer ultrasound-focused curricula to address Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. Although some programs offer advanced clinical tracks in ultrasound, no standard curriculum exists. We sought to establish a well-defined ultrasound track curriculum to allow interested residents to develop advanced clinical skills and scholarship within this academic niche. The curriculum involves a greater number of clinical scans, ultrasound-focused scholarly and quality improvement projects, enhanced faculty-driven ultrasound focused didactics, and participation at a national ultrasound conference to receive certification. Successful ultrasound scholarly tracks can provide residents with the potential to obtain fellowships or competency beyond ACGME requirements.

Keywords: curriculum; education; milestones; ultrasound.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence / statistics & numerical data*
  • Curriculum*
  • Educational Measurement / statistics & numerical data*
  • Emergency Medicine / education*
  • Emergency Medicine / statistics & numerical data
  • Internship and Residency / organization & administration*
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Ohio
  • Radiology / education*
  • Radiology / statistics & numerical data
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Ultrasonography / statistics & numerical data*