Pediatric POCUS Fellowship!

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    Originally sent Wednesday August 24, 2016

    The Department of Emergency Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital has an available Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship position for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a unique opportunity for Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians to become leaders in the rapidly expanding field of Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the largest Emergency Ultrasound program in the country.

    New York Methodist Hospital has an academic affiliation with New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. It is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn and is a busy urban trauma center that sees over 115,000 patients per year with a diverse patient population. There is a separate Pediatric Emergency Department, with an active PEM fellowship, with 2 fellows per year and a volume of approximately 30,000 pediatric patients per year.

    New York Methodist Hospital has a robust Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship program. The Division of Emergency Ultrasound is directed under Dr. Gerardo Chiricolo. The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is co-directed by Dr. Samuel Ayala and Dr. Maya Lin and Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound is co-directed by Dr. Stephanie Doniger and Dr. Sharon Yellin. There are currently 5 Emergency Ultrasound fellows, 15 Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship-trained faculty with 4 Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship-trained faculty.

    The 1-year Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship position is open to those who are board-certified or board-eligible in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellow will be integrated into the adult Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program, where they will receive comprehensive training in both adult and pediatric-specific applications. They will also have specific scanning shifts in the Pediatric Emergency Department and have dedicated sessions with the 4 Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound faculty. The overall goal of the fellowship, is to train an enthusiastic individual to become an expert in the field of Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound, who ultimately will be able to develop their own ultrasound division. The fellow’s time will be divided between clinical duties in the Pediatric Emergency Department and dedicated ultrasound time for hands-on scanning shifts, weekly QA sessions, and performing an original ultrasound research project. There will also be opportunities to participate in local, national, and international teaching projects.

    For more detailed information about the fellowship program, please refer to the website:

    Interested applicants should submit their application: a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation via the EUS Fellowship Website: Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions:

    Best regards,

    Stephanie J. Doniger, MD RDMS FAAP FACEP
    Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Co-Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    New York Methodist Hospital
    Brooklyn, NY

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