Medical Student Rotation

140.32. EM Ultrasound at UCSF Fresno. (6 units)

The emergency ultrasound medical student elective is a four-week elective designed to introduce students to the use of point of care ultrasound in the emergency department.  Students will receive hands-on training as well as a variety of didactics to learn the basics of emergency ultrasound.  Students will be given required readings and lectures to help develop background knowledge of each of six main areas of emergency ultrasound including EFAST, aorta, biliary, cardiac, pelvic, and procedural.  Further, they will be given autonomy to practice and develop their ultrasound skills, scanning patients both with real time supervision and independently.  Images and videos will be saved electronically for later review at quality assurance meetings once per week.

The rotation is offered and scheduled on an individual basis beginning August of 2009.