The Emergency Medicine program at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida is proud to offer a EUFAC-accredited fellowship in Advanced Emergency Ultrasonography. The fellowship was established in 2021 and is currently training fellows for a career in focused point-of-care ultrasound within the context of emergency medicine. We strive to produce physicians who can not only successfully obtain their certification of Focused Practice Designation (FPD) in Clinical Ultrasonography, but will be prepared to function autonomously as ultrasound directors and skilled resident educators.
The program offers a competitive salary, opportunities to attend conferences such as ACEP and AIUM, and work in an exciting emergency department managed by a democratic group of EM physicians, Gainesville Emergency Medicine Associates (GEMA). Fellows will be trained in all standard applications of point-of-care ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound, transesophageal echocardiography, nerve blocks and MSK ultrasound. Emphasis will also be placed on developing leadership roles, research skills and effective teaching of resident and student learners.
Our main emergency department employs three state-of-the-art GE ultrasound machines to ensure consistent machine availability, and our fellows are provided with a personal ultrasound for use throughout the year. Dedicated ultrasound faculty provide one-on-one, hands-on scanning education on a weekly basis, regular ultrasound lectures on core content, and an ultrasound journal club to maintain a strong foundation of evidence-based knowledge.
• Salary and Benefits:
o $110K/year + moonlighting opportunities; medical, dental, disability and malpractice insurance
• Clinical hours:
o 80 hrs/month, divided into 8, 9 and 12 hour attending shifts
• Practice environment:
o Private democratic group in large multi-specialty community hospital with residency program and two free-standing EDs
o ACEP, SAEM, LAR, SCUF and AIUM membership and travel expenses paid
o Two GE Venues and 1 GE Venue Go in the Main ED, 1 GE Venue Go at each freestanding, one Vscan Air for the ultrasound fellow
• Fellowship activities
o Scanning shifts with ultrasound faculty, residents and medical students
o Ultrasound journal club
o Fellowship research project
o US lectures
o Creating ultrasound simulation activities
o Dedicated workshops and expanded learning opportunities