Ottawa Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Fellowship
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.
- Weekly sessions with EMUS Faculty
- Opportunities to teach locally and nationally
- Pediatric, ECHO, and Critical Care rotations
- World-class researchers
- 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.
Michael Woo, MD CCFP(EM) RDMS
Paul Pageau MD CCFP(EM) FCFP
University of Ottawa
Stansfield E, Woo MY, Tam R, Pugh D, McInnes M, Hamstra S. Designing a multi-disciplinary undergraduate medical school ultrasonography curriculum. University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine. 2014:4(1): 49-54.
Fischer L, Woo MY, Wiss R, Socransky S, Lee AC, Frank JR. Emergency Medicine Point-of-Care Ultrasonography: Which Competencies for Experts versus General EM practice? A National Needs Assessment Study. Can J Emerg Med. 2014: 16(0):1-15. DOI 10.2310/8000.2013.131205
Woo MY, Frank JR, Lee AC. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Adoption in Canada: Using Diffusion Theory and an Evaluation Tool for Ultrasound Skills Development and Education (ETUDE). Can J Emerg Med. 2013; 15(0):1-7. DOI 10.2310/8000.2013.131243
Alrajhi K, Woo MY, Vaillancourt C. Test Characteristics of Ultrasonography for the Detection of Pneumothorax: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Chest 2012;141;703-708.
Ham H, McInnes M, Woo M, Lemonde S. Negative predictive value of intravenous contrast-enhanced CT of the abdomen for patients presenting to the emergency department with undifferentiated abdominal pain. Emerg Radiol 2012 Jan; 19(1):19-26
Woo MY; Moore S; Bradley J; Liew A; Lalonde A; Stiell IG. Pilot Prospective Cohort Study for the Use of Ultrasound Guided 3 in 1 Femoral Nerve Blocks in a Tertiary Care Emergency Department in Patients Presenting with a Hip Fracture. Accepted for abstract presentation (oral) at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada. June 2014.
Woo MY, Hecht N; Hurley B; Stitt D; Pageau P; Worrall J; Reardon M; Taylor M; Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Test Characteristics of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Posterior Ocular Pathology. Accepted for abstract presentation at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada. June 2014
Alzahrani H, Woo MY, Johnson C, Pageau P, Millington S, Thiruganasambandamoorthy V. Can a simplified two view echocardiogram screen for severe aortic stenosis? Accpeted for abstract presentation at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada June 2014.
Ohle R; McIsaac S; Woo MY; Perry JJ. Ultrasonography of the Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter for Detection of Raised Intracranial Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Accepted for abstract presentation (oral) at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Canada. June 2014
Blecher GE, Stiell I, Woo MY, Pageau P, Wells Ph, McInnes M, Wells G. Comparative Accuracy of Point of Care Ultrasound for Acute Lower Limb DVT Against Risk Stratification and Selective Radiology-Performed Ultrasound. Acad Emerg Med 2014;21(5):S159 (abstract presentation). Presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dallas TX. May 13-17, 2014.
Blecher GE, Stiell I, Woo MY, Pageau P, Wells Ph, McInnes M, Wells G. Comparative Performance Of The Wells And AMUSE Scores For Excluding DVT In Emergency Department Patients. Acad Emerg Med 2014;21(5):S191 (abstract presentation). Presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Dallas TX. May 13-17, 2014
Ott M, Woo MY, Grainger R, Stiell IG. The use of tranexamic acid for bleeding trauma patients at a Canadian academic trauma centre. Can J Emerg Med 2013;15(S1):S08
Peterson D, McLeod SL, Ahn J, Rang L, Woo MY, Chenkin JS, McRae A, Fine N, Arntfield R. Ten-minute educational intervention improves emergency physicians’ ability to interpret left ventricular function. Best Resident Abstract Award. Can J Emerg Med 2013; 15(S1):S1.
Stansfield E, Woo MY, Tam R, Pugh D, MacInnes M, Hamstra S. Designing a multi-disciplinary comprehensive undergraduate ultrasonography curriculum. Accepted Canadian Conference on Medical Education-Quebec City. April 21-22, 2013.
Ott M, Woo MY, Grainger R, Stiell IG. The use of tranexamic acid for bleeding trauma patients at a Canadian Academic Trauma Centre. Accepted CAEP – Vancouver, June 2013.
Tashkandi M, Woo MY, Vaillancourt C. Test Characteristics of Thoracic Point of Care Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Acute Congestive Heart Failure in the Emergency Department. Top 10 Best Resident Abstract Award – CAEP. Can J Emerg Med 2012; 14(1): S20.
Fischer L, Woo MY, Lee C, Wiss R, Socransky S, Frank JR. Which Competencies Belong in an Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasonography Fellowship? A National Needs Assessment Study. Can J Emerg Med 2012; 14(1): S19.
Pageau P, Woo MY, Stiell IG, Tashkandi M, Spacek A, Frank JR. A Controlled Trial of Traditional Versus Web-Based Teaching of Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Medical Students. Can J Emerg Med 2012; 14(1): S26.
Blecher GE, Stiell IG, Woo MY, Pageau P, Wells P, McInnes MDF, Wells GA. Comparative Accuracy of the Wells Score and Amuse Score for the Detection of Acute Lower Limb Deep Vein Thrombosis. Acad Emerg Med. 2012; 19(S1)
Woo MY, Cwinn AA, Stiell IG. Needs Assessment for Telephone Consultation Guidelines for Emergency Physicians. Can J Emerg Med 2012; 14(1): S20.
Worrall JC, Gatien M, Stiell IG. Inter-physician variability in CT use at an academic emergency department. Presented at the Canadian Asssociation of Emergency Physicians Annual Scientific Meeting, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, June 2012
Woo MY. Skin & soft tissues. In Point-of-care ultrasound. Eds. Soni N, Kory P, Arntfield R. Elsevier. In press 2014.
Woo MY and Fayad A. Critical Procedures. In: Practical Guide to Emergency Ultrasound. Eds.Cosby K and Kendall J. Mosby. 2013
Fayad, A and Woo, M. Echocardiogarphy in Trauma In: Essentials of Trauma Anesthesia. Eds. Varon AJ and Smith C. Cambridge University Press. 2012
Woo Michael. Procedural EDE. In: Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians “The EDE Book”. Eds. Socransky S and Wiss R. The EDE2 Course Inc. 2012
Ryan J. Henneberry, Chair; Amanda Hanson, MD, FRCPC, Past Chair; Andrew Healey, MD, RDCS, RDMS, FRCPC (EM, CCM); Guy Hebert, MD, FRCPC; Urbain Ip, MD, ABEM, FACEP; Mark Mensour, MD, CCFP(EM); Pierre Mikhail, CCFP(EM), RDMS; Steve Miller, BSc, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP; Steve Socransky, MD, FRCPC; Michael Woo, MD, CCFP(EM), RDMS. Use of point of care ulrasonography by emergency physicians. CAEP Position Statement. CJEM. 2012; 14(2):106-112.
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