Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Program
Welcome to the Maricopa Emergency Medicine Ultrasound program!
Here at the ‘Copa, our residents and faculty are committed to the integration of point-of-care ultrasound into current practices and patient care. Our residents and medical students are taught how to perform basic and advanced point-of-care ultrasound examinations to aid in the diagnosis and management of acutely ill and injured patients.
The structured ultrasound curriculum provides our residents with the requisite knowledge and skills to master each of the emergency ultrasound applications endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Graduates of our program are prepared to perform, interpret, and integrate point-of-care ultrasound into their clinical practice.
The ultrasound program at Maricopa Medical Center also currently sponsors an Adult Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship. Fellowes receive training with advanced point-of-care ultrasound examinations and are provided the skills and experience necessary to manage an emergency ultrasound program. Graduates will be recognized leaders in emergency ultrasound and education for many years to come.
- As part of our program, our Emergency Medicine residents and students are provided with:
- A 4-week rotation in emergency ultrasound for all PGY1’s with a structured curriculum, hands on scanning time with ultrasound faculty, and video review.
- A 4-week advanced ultrasound elective offered for PGY2’s and PGY3’s.
- Dedicated weekly scanning sessions with the ultrasound director and ultrasound fellows in the Emergency Department.
- A novel 18-month longitudinal emergency ultrasound curriculum including conference presentations, online content, and podcasts.
- Bi-monthly ultrasound lectures and hands-on workshops.
- 100% of faculty trained and credentialed in emergency ultrasound, available for teaching during each clinical shift.
- Directed feedback and quality assurance with educational pearls concerning scanning technique, image acquisition and interpretation, documentation, and integration into clinical practice.
- Regularly scheduled educational opportunities to teach medical students how to perform point-of-care ultrasound.
- Guidance and mentorship on research projects, website and app development, and publication opportunities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to working and collaborating with you.
Carl Mitchell, MD
Director, Adult Emergency Ultrasound Program
Jeff Stowell, MD
Associate Director, Adult Emergency Ultrasound Program