UBC Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
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!
- 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.
- 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]
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 Director
Dan Kim MD FRCPC
Kim DJ, Theoret J, Liao MM, Kendall JL. Experience with emergency ultrasound training by Canadian emergency medicine residents. West J Emerg Med 2014; 15(3): 306-311.
Lewiss RE, Tayal VS, Hoffmann B, Kendall J, Liteplo AS, Moak JH, Panebianco N, Noble VE, Technical Report Contributing Authors (Ahn J, Anderson K, Bailey C, Bailitz J, Baty G, Bengiamin R, Blackstock U, Bramante R, Boyd J, Cadigan B, Carnell J, Chang M, Chiem A, Cosby K, Dickman E, English J, Ferre R, Fields JM, Gaspari R, Gharahbaghian L, Goldflam K, Gullett J, Howard Z, Jang T, Kao A, Kim D, Levy J, Minardi J, Moore C, Nagdev A, Nelson B, Ng L, Nomura J, Pearl M, Raio C, Reynolds C, Rogers R, Shah S, Shipley D, Silva F, Stone M, Williams S, Wu S). The core content of clinical ultrasonography fellowship training. Acad Emerg Med 2014; 21(4): 456-61.
Lee WW, Kim DJ. Migrating sternal rod: ultrasound identification of an unusual soft tissue foreign body. J Emerg Med 2014; 46(4): e117-20.
Kim DJ, Kendall JL. Fournier’s gangrene and its characteristic ultrasound findings. J Emerg Med 2013; 44(1): e99-101. 5. Kim DJ, Theoret J, Liao MM, Hopkins E, Woolfrey K, Kendall JL. The current state of ultrasound training in Canadian emergency medicine programs: perspectives from program directors. Acad Emerg Med 2012; 19(9): 1073-8.
Kim DJ, Welch M, Kendall JL. A case of Cesarean scar ectopic: a rare but important form of ectopic pregnancy. Crit Ultrasound J 2011; 3(1): 55-7.
Kim DJ, Theoret J, Woolfrey K, Kendall JL. Experience with emergency ultrasound training by Canadian emergency medicine residents: a national survey. Poster presentation at the CAEP 2012 Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, June 4, 2012.
Kim DJ. Chapter 28: Right-upper-quadrant pain in a 15-year-old female. In: McLario DJ, Kendall JL, eds. Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2013: 129-33.
Kim DJ. Chapter 56: Limp in a 5-year-old male. In: McLario DJ, Kendall JL, eds. Case Studies in Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2013: 261-6