Fellowships

Western Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship

Director: Dr. Frank Myslik | Affiliation: Western University

The Division of Emergency Medicine at Western University is proud to offer a 1-year emergency ultrasound fellowship program. Our focus is on training future leaders in point of care ultrasound by developing advanced POCUS scanning skills combined with ultrasound teaching, research and administration. Graduates of this program will be equipped to function as directors in both academic and community ERs. Click here to learn more Application Process Requirements: Completion of either FRCPC or CCFP(EM). * Fourth-year FRCPC residents are able to apply for their subspecialty year. 3 Letters of reference (including 1 from program director) Letter of Interest Curriculum Vitae Eligible for licensure by the CPSO Deadline for Submission: November 01 2017. **Late applications will be considered on an individual basis** Completed application and Questions sent to: Name: Renee Vachon Position: Administrative Assistant Email: Renee.Vachon@lhsc.on.ca Email Dr. Myslik  Program Website  ...

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Dalhousie Emergency Medicine Saint John & IWK POCUS Fellowship

Director: Dr. David Lewis*,+ Dr. Paul Atkinson (Research)*,+ Dr. Kirstin Weerdenburg# | Affiliation: Dalhousie University* Saint John+ IWK#

The Dalhousie University (DU) Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound Elective and Fellowship Program at Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) offers Emergency PoCUS training with an optional placement in Pediatric PoCUS for up to 1-month at the IWK Health Centre Pediatric Emergency Department. Fellows will join a thriving academic PoCUS program with an outstanding research record and a history of PoCUS education that spans over 15 years. This is the only PoCUS Fellowship in the Atlantic Canada, a spectacular location fringed by fresh waterways on one side and the ocean on the other. Saint John is situated in the picturesque Bay of Fundy and is located on one of the finest inland waterways in North America. Welcome to the Dalhousie University (DU) Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound Elective and Fellowship Program at Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH) with an optional placement in Pediatric PoCUS for up to 1-month at the IWK Health Centre Pediatric Emergency Department.  We are very proud of our program and excited that you are considering joining us.   Fellows will join a thriving academic PoCUS program with an outstanding research record and a history of PoCUS education that spans over 15 years.   Clinical: optimizing image acquisition and interpretation skills for both core and advanced emergency and point of care ultrasound applications Education: developing lecturing and teaching skills by developing an emergency ultrasound lecture portfolio and contributing to the program’s educational mission. Acquiring expertise at bedside ultrasound teaching and assessment. Administration: understanding the critical components required to run an emergency ultrasound program, set up and deliver educational events/courses and how to best utilize information technologies for image archiving, database management, and quality assurance. Research: understanding the state of emergency ultrasound research by participating in ultrasound journal club activities and developing an independent research project from its inception to publication.   Contact the DirectorProgram WebsitePOCUS Fellowship...

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UBC POCUS Fellowship – St. Paul’s Hospital

Director: Oron Frenkel, MS, MD | Affiliation: St. Paul's Hospital

A unique clinically-integrated program designed to train the future leaders of point-of-care ultrasound designed specifically with CCFP-EM graduates in mind. Fellows will: develop technical expertise with advanced understanding of PoCUS applications within the context of emergency medicine learn effective educational strategies for teaching stereotactic and conceptual elements be well-versed in current research informing safe and effective PoCUS practice develop program management, quality assurance, and leadership skills FELLOW INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION Weekly coached hands-on scanning shifts with PoCUS faculty Weekly didactic session by PoCUS faculty with primarily “flipped classroom” focus Access to extensive curated online resources Flexible areas of concentration to develop targeted expertise Participation as instructors in several Hands-On courses for staff and residents FELLOW RESPONSIBLITIES  Guaranteed 0.5 FTE staff shifts in the ED at St. Paul’s Hospital paid at regular staff rates 2 weekly PoCUS scanning shifts in the emergency department Weekly quality assessment of PoCUS scans Quarterly PoCUS Journal Club: interactive discussion of foundational and cutting edge literature Participation in curriculum with topic selection and content curation One Grand Rounds presentation to Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents Scholarly project: prepare an original scholarly work suitable for peer review ELIGIBILITY License to practice emergency medicine from the College of Physicians of BC   UNIQUELY ST. PAUL’S  HOSPITAL A busy, inner-city referral ED in Downtown Vancouver Formally trained faculty in EM and POCUS 24/7 POCUS equipment and reference access Contact the director Brochure  ...

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Scarborough Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Director: Dr. Jeffrey Shih MD, RDMS | Affiliation: The Scarborough Hospital, General and Birchmount campuses

  The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is located in Toronto, Ontario. The successful candidate will work clinical shifts and attend didactic sessions under the supervision of our EUS fellowship-trained Program Director. The goal of our program is to train expert sonographers, teachers, researchers, and leaders in the field of Emergency Ultrasound. At The Scarborough Hospital, you will find 2 full service EDs which provide care to 120,000 patients per year at the Birchmount and General campuses. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, the ED has a large teaching program with award winning faculty. TSH facilities are well equipped with excellent laboratory service, specialty back-up and comprehensive diagnostic imaging and a dedicated Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program. The ED is committed to PoCUS with significant investments in machines (6 PoCUS Machines) and wireless QPath archiving software providing a streamlined workflow for our physicians. The Scarborough Emergency Associates is a physician practice group which comprises of over 50 emergentologists. The Associates provides over 140 hours of physician coverage daily to the 2 EDs of TSH and are involved in wide range of activities including teaching, CME, Quality Improvement, and ED operations. The Associates also supervise a growing complement of Physician Assistants.   Length of Fellowship: 1 year Salary: Competitive + benefits with generous CME Additional Funds: Travel Stipend to 1 national ultrasound conference and generous CME Number of Clinical Hours: 8-10 Clinical Shifts per 4-week cycle Other Duties: Teaching opportunities for University of Toronto medical students and residents. Number of Sites: 2 (Scarborough General Campus and Scarborough Birchmount Campus) Number of Positions per year: 2 Image Review: Weekly image review with fellows and residents   Fellows chosen: The successful candidate must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and be eligible for an independent license to practice in Ontario with certification or eligibility for certification in Emergency Medicine (FRCP-EM, CCFP-EM). Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to inter-professional care are essential.   Program Resources   Ultrasound Machines  4 Brand-New Mindray TE7’s, 2 SonoSites Ultrasound Probes    Phased Array, Linear, Curvilinear, Endocavitary Image Record   Wireless transferring of images to QPath   Other Information Opportunity to rotate at a large academic institution in Downtown Toronto for a Pediatric EUS selective.   Email Dr. Shih  Program Website        ...

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UBC Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Director: Dan Kim MD FRCPC | Affiliation:

The University of British Columbia offers a 1-year fellowship in emergency ultrasound designed to train emergency physicians to be ultrasound leaders in Canada. Fellows will develop expertise in sonography, teaching, research, and administration. The fellowship is based at Vancouver General Hospital, a level one trauma center and the primary regional referral center for British Columbia with emergency department volumes of over 85,000 visits per year. Vancouver is a world-class multicultural city that combines amazing culture and food with an outdoor wonderland. Vancouverites really can ski in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon! Curriculum Sonography: Fellows will become expert sonographers in basic and advanced emergency ultrasound applications. They will do 2 scanning shifts per week in the emergency department, and scans will subsequently be reviewed by teaching faculty on a weekly basis. Fellows are expected to complete at least 800 ultrasound scans over the course of the fellowship. Teaching: Teaching is an essential component of the program. Fellows will provide bedside ultrasound teaching as well as didactic teaching to emergency medicine residents and medical students. There will be opportunities to participate in ultrasound courses both locally and nationally. Research: Fellows will prepare an original scholarly work suitable for peer review. Administration: Fellows will learn how to develop and direct an ultrasound program, including physician credentialing, continuing quality improvement, and the intricacies of inter-specialty relations pertaining to ultrasound. Eligibility Demonstrated interest in emergency ultrasound Resident in a Canadian Royal College emergency medicine program or board-certified emergency medicine physician (either FRCPC-EM or CCFP-EM certification) Hold or be eligible for a certificate of registration to practice medicine in British Columbia as issued by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia [www.cpsbc.ca] Hold or be eligible for appropriate medical liability insurance by the Canadian Medical Protective Association [ www.cmpa.org] Application Process Submission deadline for applications is November 1st to start the fellowship in the following academic year. All applicants will be invited for an interview either in person or by phone. Internal UBC applicants will be prioritized. Contact the...

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University of Calgary POCUS-EM Fellowship

Director: Danny Peterson MD PhD RDMS FRCPC | Affiliation: University of Calgary

The University of Calgary Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one-year program that will prepare graduates to lead an academic and/or community emergency ultrasound program. Experience will be sufficient to fulfill the requirements for RDMS certification. Fellows will also be exposed to all aspects of ultrasound program development and quality assurance. The Calgary POCUS fellowship accepts one resident per year and prioritizes internal candidates. Curriculum Sonography: Fellows will be trained in basic and advanced point of care applications. At completion candidates will be confident in image generation, interpretation and clinical decision-making as it pertains to point of care resuscitation, diagnostics and procedural skills. Research/Academic Project: Fellow will complete a scholarly activity pertinent to the practice of Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound. This activity may include research, development of an educational module or an administration topic. Education: Fellows will be comfortable developing educational modules and will be expected to perform focused teaching sessions for residents, medical students and faculty. Administration: Fellows will be equipped to design and implement a point of care ultrasound program. Specific attention will be paid to continuing education, quality assurance and ultrasound course facilitation. Eligibility Resident or Fellow in Canadian Royal College Residency Program (including but not limited to Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care) Eligibility and registration with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons is required Medical liability insurance is required How to Apply Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter explaining their motivation for pursuing subspecialty training in Point of Care Ultrasound, their career goals, and their reasons for choosing Calgary as a training site. They should outline their interests and accomplishments and discuss what personal qualities make them suitable for the program. Application Deadline:  January 15th of the preceding academic year   Email Dr...

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McMaster POCUS-EM Subspecialty Rotation

Director: Dr. Ian Buchanan | Affiliation: St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

McMaster Division of Emergency Medicine and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) Department of Emergency Medicine offer an unaccredited one year subspecialty rotation. St. Joseph’s is a high volume, high acuity Emergency Department (ED) with two ultrasound units, a Toshiba Aplio 300 and a Mindray Zonare ZS3. This is complimented by a dedicated Urgent Care site with a Sonosite M-Turbo.  At the ED site a dedicated PoCUS room is available after 1600h, and also routinely during the day.  The experience is competency-based leaving the possibility for early matriculation or enrichment with complementary electives.  The majority of scanning takes place in the SJHH ED with both in-person preceptorship or real-time image review with PoCUS faculty via the web-based QPath archiving system.  The program has successfully graduated 1-2 trainees each year since 2010, and presently has 7 fellowship-trained faculty sonographers on staff.  Experiences in critical care medicine ultrasound, echocardiography, general ultrasound and obstetric ultrasound are available.   For the most current program information please see www.macpocus.com Contact the...

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McGill Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Director: Joel Turner MD MSc FRCPC | Affiliation: Jewish General Hospital McGill University

The post graduate fellowship in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound is a one year  training program open to qualified residents who have completed specialty training in a Canadian Royal College residency program, or equivalent.  The objectives of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at McGill University is to train future leaders in Emergency ultrasound. Fellows will be trained in all aspects of Emergency Ultrasound, including basic and advanced ultrasound applications; undergraduate and postgraduate education; research and grant applications; ultrasound workflow; image management; and documentation.  Graduates of this fellowship will be equipped with skills required to function competently in the role of Emergency Ultrasound Director in both an academic and community setting. The fellowship is based at the Jewish General Hospital, the busiest adult emergency department in the Quebec, seeing approximately 80,000 patients/yr. Having just opened a brand new, state of the art ED in 2014, we see a high volume of patients with cardiac, septic, and oncological emergencies. There are currently over 15 attending staff who are CEUS certified Independent Practitioners (IP). The CEUS is currently the only certification body in Canada that puts forth very specific criteria of competency; criteria that are among the most stringent in the world. Among this staff is a core group of dedicated POCUS instructors. Dr. Turner is the course director of the McGill ePOCUS course, teaching residents the core indications of point of care ultrasound. Dr. Turner is also one of the founding authors and instructors of the EDE-2 and EDE-2 courses. Dr. Dankoff is an expert instructor in advanced echocardiography. Contact the directorProgram...

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Ottawa Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Fellowship

Director: Michael Woo, MD CCFP(EM) RDMS Paul Pageau MD CCFP(EM) FCFP | Affiliation: University of Ottawa

The objective of the fellowship is to provide leaders and directors of Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (EMUS). Experience will be obtained in clinical sonography, teaching, administration, and research. All CCFP(EM) and FRCP(C) residents take part in dedicated POCUS-EM rotations which is supported by an enthusiastic and nationally recognized EMUS Faculty. The Ottawa Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine is a regional trauma centre with over 140,000 emergency visits/year. The high acuity and diverse patient population has benefited from Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography (EMUS) program since 1998.  Besides the many museums and cultural attractions the city has to offer, Ottawa is an outdoor lover’s paradise. The city has extensive bike paths, jogging trails, the longest skating rink in the world (the Rideau Canal), world class rapids for kayaking, nearby downhill skiing as well as hundreds of kilometers of cross-country trails. Highlights Weekly sessions with EMUS Faculty Opportunities to teach locally and nationally Pediatric, ECHO, and Critical Care rotations World-class researchers Requirements Demonstrated interest in Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Clinical competence Letter of interest with 3 references (one of which must be from the program director if applicable) Eligible for appropriate licensure in Ontario by CPSO Eligible for appropriate medical liability insurance by CMPA EM certified physicians who are eligible for Ontario licensure or residents in a Canadian EM program Deadline for applications is for applications is the last Wednesday in September every year.  All applicants invited for an interview will take place either in person – first Wednesday in October OR Web based – second Wednesday in October. The start date is negotiable, but will typically begin July 1.  Please note that this is a one year fellowship. Clinical traineeships for less than a year in POCUS-EM are organized individually and subject to availability. Contact the DirectorProgram...

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Sudbury Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship (NOSM)

Director: Steve Socransky MD FRCPC ABEM CEUS | Affiliation: Health Sciences North Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Applications are invited for the position of Emergency Ultrasound Fellow. Sudbury’s emergency physicians have been performing emergency ultrasound since 2001. Sudbury is the base for the Emergency Department Echo courses. EDE 1 has taught “EDE” to over 10,000 physicians worldwide. The EDE 2 (Advanced) Course made its debut in early 2009. Our ED is recognized as a training centre by the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society (CEUS), and has welcomed dozens of emergency physicians from across the country for CEUS independent practitioner training. Emergency ultrasound is an integral part of the curriculum of NOSM’s CCFP-EM residency – one of the largest in the country. Sudbury is the East Campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.  Our ED has one of the highest volumes and acuities in Ontario. Health Sciences North is the Trauma and Tertiary Care Centre for Northeastern Ontario. The fellow will develop expert skills in basic and advanced emergency ultrasound. Valuable experience in education and research will be gained. The fellow will have the opportunity to become an instructor with the EDE courses, as well as a CEUS instructor. The main objective of the 1-year fellowship is to train future leaders in emergency ultrasound. Applicants must be certified in emergency medicine (FRCP, CCFP-EM, or ABEM). FRCP residents will be considered for a 6-12 month fellowship to take place during their 4th year of residency on a case-by-case basis. CCFP-EM graduates are eligible for the one-year fellowship after completion of their EM year.  The application deadline is January 15. Contact Dr Socransky Program...

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Sunnybrook Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Director: Jordan Chenkin MD FRCPC | Affiliation: University of Toronto Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

We are accepting applications for the Sunnybrook Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a 1200 bed tertiary care academic centre and Canada’s largest trauma centre.  Sunnybrook is the lead site for point-of-care ultrasound training site for the University of Toronto FRCP emergency medicine training program. We have an experienced group of dedicated ultrasound faculty that are leaders in point-of-care ultrasound education. This fellowship is designed to develop future leaders in emergency point-of-care ultrasound. Major areas of focus include teaching, curriculum development and evaluation, research, and quality assurance. We have six emergency ultrasound machines including two that are dedicated for learners and we have wireless archiving of all scans. Fellows will have many opportunities to teach as we are the lead ultrasound training site for the FRCP core ultrasound rotation as well as the advanced ultrasound elective. We have close partnerships with various subspecialties including cardiology, critical care, and anesthesia which allow for advanced training opportunities. The fellowship is 12 months in duration. Physicians that will be board-certified with either FRCP-EM or CCFP-EM at the start of their fellowship are eligible to apply. In addition, 4th year FRCP residents are eligible to apply for their subspecialty year. Email Dr. Chenkin  Program...

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Sicks Kids Pediatric Emergency POCUS Fellowship

Director: Charisse Kwan MD, FRCPC | Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto University of Toronto

The only Pediatric Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fellowship in Canada.  Details to follow. Contact Dr. Kwan  Program Website

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