Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Overview

The Ultrasound Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is well established and has been training fellows since 2002. In 2020, we combined forces with our sister sites at Ronald Reagan, Olive View, and the West LA VA, to form a brand new all UCLA-Affiliated Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship. Visit our sister site uclaemultrasound and find us on twitter @UCLAcus

Fellowship Mission

To prepare our fellows to become successful leaders in clinical emergency medicine ultrasonography by providing comprehensive training, academic mentorship, and abundant opportunities for faculty development in a variety of clinical settings, all supported by university (UCLA) resources. To uphold the highest standards of practice, education, and academic investigation in clinical ultrasonography for the betterment of our patients, trainees, and medical specialty.

UCLA-Affiliated Clinical Ultrasound Fellows:

  • Are academic faculty of two stellar Emergency Medicine residencies (Harbor-UCLA and UCLA Ronald Reagan/Olive View) and for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
  • Learn from over 10 core POCUS faculty, with a wide range of interests, experience, and ongoing projects.
  • Pursue a 100% subsidized Master’s program or advanced fellowship at UCLA (most commonly in research, medical education, or public health).
  • Learn to become leaders in our subspecialty through practice (our scans affects clinical decisions and are loaded directly into PACS), teaching (including bedside, conferences/meetings, and simulation sessions), administration (e.g. weekly QA/QI, machine maintenance), program development (e.g. at the VA Hospital, or the TEE program at Harbor), and clinical investigation (of your choice!), while being mentored by national leaders in POCUS.

Curriculum

The curriculum follows the Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography Fellowship Program Requirements by the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council. During fellowship training, fellows are expected to perform a minimum of 1000 exams, pursue directed reading, lead weekly journal clubs, participate in weekly didactics, and experience the many aspects of ultrasound teaching and administration. A scholarly project is required during the fellowship. The ultrasound fellow has a wide variety of teaching opportunities involving trainees from the medical student to faculty level.

How to Apply

Eligibility

- Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine in the United States

- California Medical License (by the time of matriculation)

- Eligible to attend in the Adult ED at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  (EM Faculty review of qualifications)

*** This fellowship will be recruiting for the 2021-2022 cycle ***

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Contact Information

Timothy Jang, MD
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program
Co-Director, UCLA-Affiliated Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
tjang@dhs.lacounty.gov

or

Yiju Teresa Liu, MD
Co-Director, UCLA-Affiliated Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
tliu@emedharbor.edu