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Ultrasound

The ultrasound training experience at WVU is a strength of the program.  Residents gain experience with all clinical applications of Emergency Ultrasound, including, but not limited to:    

  • Ultrasound guided central line placement and peripheral line placement
  • FAST and E-FAST examinations
  • Gallbladder ultrasound
  • Bedside echocardiography
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Renal ultrasound
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • Skin and soft tissue applications
  • Transvaginal pelvic ultrasound
  • Transabdominal pelvic ultrasounds
  • Testicular ultrasound
  • Regional nerve blocks
  • MSK ultrasound

Ultrasound training begins in the first month of residency with hands-on workshop experiences during the TOLS sessions and is integrated on a daily basis with clinical application of ultrasound during shifts as well as dedicated ultrasound scanning shifts where you work alongside a RDMS trained faculty member or an ultrasonographer employed by the Department whose role is solely to teach ultrasound to residents.

Ultrasound didactics during residency include quarterly image review conferences providing feedback on the quality of images obtained by residents as well as several hands-on workshops throughout the academic year to review and improve your techniques as well as learn exciting new applications of emergency ultrasound.

Multiple teaching opportunities for residents in ultrasound exist throughout the year.  WVU offers a longitudinal curriculum for medical students which integrates clinical ultrasound beginning in the MS1 year.  Residents have the opportunity to apply their ultrasound skills and teach others during hands-on didactic sessions for medical students, allowing you to gain valuable teaching experience and further your expertise in clinical ultrasound.