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Jeffrey Schaider, M.D., System Department Chair

1900 W. Polk St.
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60612

We have been training residents in Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) for over a decade. With a new Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) fellowship, we continue to take great pride in not only helping each resident and fellow to become competent in all primary EUS examinations, but to literally become the next leaders in EUS.

From their first month in the program, all residents utilize emergency ultrasound in their daily clinical work in the ED. During orientation, the EUS Directors and fellows teach small group workshops explaining the history and physics of EUS followed by hands on training in the FAST examination.

Training continues with dedicated EUS rotation during the PGY2, PGY3, and PGY4 years, as well as quarterly EUS workshops for all medical students and residents.

Each EUS rotation begins with three hours of one-on-one training with a EUS Director at the patient’s bedside.  All residents complete over 250 quality reviewed exams becoming qualified to utilize US in their daily clinical work. Monday through Thursday are dedicated EUS service days when the EUS Directors and Fellows scan directly in the ED with the rotating EM residents and students. Friday’s image credentialing review teaches the important yet sometimes subtle details of this powerful diagnostic technique. Weekly journal club helps provide an opportunity to review fundamental concepts in the latest EUS textbooks, as well as the latest research in the EUS literature.  Many Emergency Medicine residents even pursue additional EUS elective time during their PGY1 and PGY4 years.

During our dynamic four-year curriculum, residents learn to become the next leaders in EUS by teaching EUS to third and fourth year medical student, writing case studies, creating proposals to start Community EUS Programs after graduation, and participating in EUS research.

All EUS equipment is available to all physicians 24/7 including:

  • Four state of the art GE compact LogicE Systems with a full array of probes
  • Hand held GE Vscan systems
  • Zonare compact system with a full array of probes
  • All systems have still image and video recording capabilities
  • Dedicated Emergency Ultrasound conference room and omputers for uploading images to the Portal credentialing website for near real time feedback from the Emergency US Director
  • Proving grounds for the latest in GE compact US technologies just before hitting the marketplace

Three Dedicated EUS Rotations

  • Developed in accordance with ACEP 2008 Ultrasound Guidelines
  • 2 Week during PGY2 and 1 Week during PGY3 and PGY4 Years
  • Three hour one on one orientation with EUS Director
  • Dedicated EUS Shifts in the ER with the EUS Service
  • Weekly image credentialing review and journal clubs
  • Completion of over 250 quality assured exams
  • Case Study and Community Ultrasound Proposal Preparation

Quarterly Workshops

  • 3 hour workshop covering one of the eleven core applications
  • Didactic case based discussions with real patient images
  • Hands on small group instruction in the ED with qualified faculty

Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

  • Developed in accordance with ACEP US Fellowship Guidelines
  • Emergency Ultrasound experience in multiple Emergency Departments
  • Clinical work in multiple clinical environments
  • Weekly one on one scanning time with time with Emergency US Directors
  • Weekly Journal Club
  • Weekly Image Review and Credentialing Experience
  • Weekly ultrasound experience in pediatric ED, critical care, anesthesiology, medicine procedure service, trauma, and cardiology.
  • Participation in national and local research projects
  • Dedicated research time
  • Abundant teaching and writing opportunities
  • Experience in Emergency US Program development, from machine maintenance to billing to training
  • Attend ACEP’s highly respected Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills Course, ACEP US Section Meeting, and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Conference
  • Prepare for and successfully earn Accredited Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer credentialing
  • Competitive Salary with Benefits
  • Three and Four year EM residency and Pediatric EM fellowship graduates welcome to apply
  • Contact for more information

Learn more about the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship.

Emergency Ultrasound Directors

Karen Cosby, MD, FACEP
John Bailitz, MD, ARDMS, FACEP

Emergency Ultrasound College

The purpose of the Emergency US College is to help residents:

  1. Learn more about Emergency Ultrasound. The history, the science, the future…
  2. Continuously improve bedside Ultrasound Student and Resident education. Help make learning US more fun and effective for everyone.
  3. Actively participate in ongoing Ultrasound research. A great way to complete meaningful writing and research projects during your residency!


Wednesdays and Thursdays are service days for the Emergency US Section of the Department of Emergency Medicine. College members will be welcomed to attend:

  • Emergency US Rounds in the ED and other hospital departments
  • QA and Credentialing Image Review
  • US Rotation Orientations
  • US Research Meetings
  • Regional and National US Conferences
  • Regular section Meetings at Hawkeye’s Academic Center.

Who should join the Emergency Ultrasound College?

Any resident interested in learning more about Emergency Ultrasound. This includes:

  1. Residents planning to pursue an Emergency US Fellowship.
  2. Residents NOT planning to pursue an Emergency US Fellowship.

How do I sign up?

  1. Send an email to Dr. Bailitz and Ms. Bravo letting us know you’d like to sign up.
  2. We will send you a link to the google calendar of Emergency US College activities to keep you up to date on all Emergency US College activities.
  3. Membership in the Emergency Ultrasound College is open to all EM residents at all levels.

What does this mean at the end of my residency?

  1. Residents interested in pursuing an Emergency US Fellowship will have demonstrated a committment and contribution to Emergency US necessary to obtain a position at a competitive Emergency US Fellowship.
  2. Residents NOT interested in pursuing an Emergency US Fellowship will have received advanced training in Emergency Ultrasound. All efforts will be described in you Emergency US Credentialing letter provided to all new employers at the end of your residency.