Length of Fellowship:   
One year

$80,000+/yr + benefits
There are also opportunities for moonlighting within the department.

Additional Funds
$2,000/yr for medical education/conferences

Number of Clinical Hours:
8 8 hour clinical shifts per month

Other Duties
The fellow will give 4-6 lectures during the year. They will be required to complete 1000 scan during the year and begin the process of RDMS certification. Other responsibilities will include maintaining and updating the website image database and teaching cases.

Number of Sites
Community Regional Medical Center is the only site. It is a high volume, high acuity level 1 trauma center in central Fresno which acts as a receiving hospital for a large surrounding radius.

Number of Positions per year:

Additional Opportunities
UCSF Fresno residents participate in an international elective in the Netherlands. Faculty have come to our facility to learn ultrasound and Dr. Bengiamin has traveled to the Netherlands to collaborate on teaching educational workshops. There may be an opportunity for the future fellow to participate in this program both in Fresno and abroad.

Educational Experience
Fellows will receive hands on teaching from faculty with a wide range of experience and training. Through clinical experience, teaching, and research they will increase their knowledge base and sharpen their skills. They will also be involved in teaching students and residents. They will be an integral part of the medical student emergency ultrasound elective and senior area of concentration.

Image Review
One session per week is devoted to image review and teaching.

Deadline for fellowship application:
Applications should be submitted no later than November 30

Interviews scheduled:
Interviews are conducted in December

Fellows chosen:
Offers are made in January

Internal Lectures
The ultrasound curriculum includes nine lectures per year presented during weekly conference by Drs. Bengiamin, Chooljian, and Chinnock. These lectures cover the areas of Physics, EFAST, Aorta, Renal, BIliary, Pelvic, Vascular Access, DVT, Optic, Abscess, and Misc. Future fellows will participate and presenting these lectures.

Ultrasound Courses
Stop poking around in the dark. See the light with ultrasound guidance for central venous access. Third annual Dutch North Seas Emergency Medicine Congress. Egmond Aan Zee, Netherlands. 2009. (Bengiamin).

Ultrasound in first-trimester pregnancy. Presentation to University of Indiana EM residency. Indianapolis, IN. 2004. (Chinnock).

Current departmental research includes thoracic ultrasound, ultrasound for small bowel obstruction, and ultrasound in the evaluation of ulna/radius fracture reduction.