McGill Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

McGill Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

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.

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Joel Turner MD MSc FRCPC


Jewish General Hospital
McGill University


Al Deeb M, Barbic S, Featherstone R, Dankoff J, Barbic D. “Point-of-care Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema in Patients Presenting With Acute Dyspnea: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”. Academic Emergency Medicine 21(8):843-947

Turner J “DVT EDE” in Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound. ©2014. p. 284-303

Turner J “Ocular EDE” in Essentials of Point-of-Care Ultrasound. ©2014. p409-423

Turner J, Dankoff J, “Thoracic Ultrasound” in Emergency Medicine Clinics of

Brahm J, Turner J. “Emergency Department Ultrasound-Guided Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures. 2011 Scientific Assembly, San Francisco

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