The Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) at Advocate Christ Medical Center is offering a one-year fellowship in emergency medical ultrasound. The program is designed to enhance Emergency Medicine Ultrasound skills in the following areas:
- Bedside sonographic skills
- Quality assurance
- Credentialing/EM ultrasound management
- Preparation for an academic position in EM ultrasound
- RDMS certification
Advocate Christ Medical Center is a 662-bed hospital located in Oak Lawn, just outside of Chicago. The emergency department (ED) is a Level I trauma center serving the Chicago south side, south and southwest suburbs, caring for approximately 78,000 patients per year. The ED is staffed by a diversified academic attending group and is the training center for the Christ Medical Center emergency medicine residency-training program, affiliated with the University of Illinois Medical Center.
Currently we have three ultrasound systems available for patient care including: two transvaginal probes, two curved linear probes, two phased array probes and one linear probe. All of the systems have doppler capability.
Two RDMS certified and one RDMS prepared physicians. Approximately 50 percent of our physicians and nearly 100 percent of our residents are utilizing bedside ultrasound as a component of their practice.
Salary & Benefits
Compensation: $125,500, including CME. The fellow will receive full benefits of a faculty position. Further compensation is available from moonlighting within the Christ Medical Center ED.
The ultrasound fellow is responsible for the following:
The fellow will provide patient care activities as an instructor in emergency medicine. In this capacity you will be functioning in an attending role supervising residents, and managing the treatment room. Approximately 9-10 shifts/month.
This will consist of three to four shifts per month in which the fellow will perform ultrasounds as needed for patients within the ED. In this role, fellow's will have no direct patient care responsibilities, thus allowing them to hone their skills and teach the residents to perform and interpret bedside ultrasounds.
The educational component of the fellowship will focus on the following areas (abdomen, pelvis, trauma and cardiac), along with cutting edge U/S ED applications, such as venous extremity doppler, small parts and musculoskeletal scanning. The fellow will meet with the director of emergency medicine ultrasound regularly to discuss journals, review educational materials, teach new hands-on techniques, review QA tapes or present lectures. The fellow is expected to help teach the EM residents and participate in U/S research activities. The educational curriculum will meet or exceed the AIUM guidelines for ultrasound education (i.e., 100 or more hours of structured educational activities and performance and/or interpretation of at least 300 exams). Additionally, the fellowship is designed to prepare the fellow to sit for the RDMS certification.
Applicants must be board-certified or board-prepared in emergency medicine through the ABEM or AOBEM with the ability to serve as an attending physician in the Christ Medical Center emergency department. A letter of interest should include:
- Areas of interest in emergency medical ultrasonography
- Previous ultrasound experience
- Personal goals and expectations of the fellowship
- A Curriculum Vitae
Letters of recommendation are not initially required, but may be requested at a later date. All inquiries should be forwarded to:
Michael J Lambert, MD, RDMS, FAAEM
Fellowship Director Emergency Ultrasound
Dept. of Emergency Medicine
Advocate Christ Medical Center
4440 W. 95th St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453