FEP is privileged to deliver emergency medical care to more than 450,000 patients a year within Florida Hospital in the Greater Orlando and Central Florida area.


In addition we train future emergency physicians, on our three-year Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Florida Hospital-East Orlando, which was accredited in 2007 and offers six categorical positions, and two ultrasound fellow positions. 

FEP Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

 

 

Location:

Florida Hospital-East Orlando

 

 

 

 

Training will take place at the Florida Hospital East Orlando campus. This 265 inpatient bed hospital, provides emergency services for over 80,000 patients annually and is compose of the fastest-growing suburban communities in the area and closest proximity to the Orlando International Airport.

 

Faculty:

Alfredo Tirado, MD, RDMS;

Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM 

 

Description:

The Emergency Medicine (EM) Ultrasound program was originally started in 2008 as a two-day course designed for all FEP clincians working in all 10 of our Florida Hospital Emergency Departments (ED).  Next, the program became an integral part of the EM residency program, helping EM Residents obtain knowledge, skill and experience to make US an integral part of improving patient care in the ED.  

In 2013, the FEP Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship began with one fellow. The program had such a great acceptance that for 2014 the fellowship decided to expand to two psoitions and the program obtain Division status within FEP.   This one year program is designed to create future leaders in the field of emergency ultrasound. 

Topics:

Diagnostic ultrasound of the heart, aorta, kidneys, uterus, gallbladder, musculoskeletal, ocular and trauma exams as utilized by emergency physicians. In addition, topics on procedure guidance using ultrasound such as: central venous access, peripheral intavenous, nerve blocks and more.

Structure of fellowship:

  • Complete 1000 technically acceptable scans by the completion of the fellowship  
    • Resident scans with the fellow as the primary sonographer may be submitted as long as they meet minimal imaging requirements
  • Participate in monthly journal club/article readings
  • Obtain credentialing in the designated applications within the first 3 months of fellowship
  • Participate in intern ultrasound boot camp course
  • Participate in local, national and international EUS courses
  • ECHO lab educational visits (pending approval)
  • Attend/participate in one local, national or international conference at minimum
    • E.g., ACEP, AAEM, WINFOCUS, AIUM, SAEM
  • Participate in research forum and in organization of 20__ Annual FEP Symposium
  • Participate in education of emergency ultrasound rotating medical students including bedside teaching and weekly QA session
  • Participation resident rotation
    • Oversee, organize and administer days within resident rotation in EUS in coordination with Ultrasound Division Faculty and resident director of ultrasound
    • Inclusive of outside rotators and faculty mini-fellows
  • Monthly 2-hour medical student education for EM rotators
    • Schedule with medical student directors (Dr. Rubero) and administer with Ultrasound Faculty and resident director of ultrasound
  • Online module training using digitalchalk. Complete all 12 online tests at www.emsono.com/acep, through DigitalChalk. You are required to have a minimum score of 80% 
on each.
    • Attend scholarly track meetings and participate in education of scholarly track residents

Online Didactics:

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  • Asynchronous learning available to have more time for hands-on scanning sessions.
    • Interactive lectures to reinforce concepts
    • Available online testing and assignments

Simulation education:

  • Participation at Adventist University Sonography Lab
  • FAST Phantom, Vascular Phantoms, LP Phantoms and Pelvic Phantoms
  • Sonosim simulator 

EUS Fellowship Website

The EUS Fellowships website, is designed to provide prospective applicants with a wealth of information about emergency ultrasound fellowships. Additionally, if you are interested in applying for an emergency ultrasound fellowship position you can register on the site and submit your CV and a letter of intent. Once you have done this, you can apply directly from the website to the programs of your choice and have your letters of recommendation sent directly through the website.