Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
In emergency medicine, timing is critical, especially when lives are at stake. Ultrasound has been called a "superpower" in the race against time because it enables physicians to rapidly diagnose and manage disease. Bedside ultrasound is rapid, portable, repeatable, noninvasive, and avoids radiation.
Consistent and skilled application of bedside ultrasound has been shown to increase patient satisfaction, decrease length of stay, aid in patient flow, lower healthcare cost, and, most importantly, save lives.
The growth of ultrasound applications has opened up new possibilities for ambulatory, critical care and emergency physicians. Stanford has been at the forefront of this new frontier, driving research, discovery, innovation, and educating physicians locally and internationally.
Stanford Emergency Medicine's Ultrasound Fellowship offers opportunities to learn from and work alongside leading experts, using state-of-art equipment in diverse, high-acuity clinical settings.
Medical Student Elective
In weekly scanning shifts, lectures and workshops, QA review, and hands-on practice, participants explore all applications for emergency ultrasound.
Participants earn an educational certification attesting they have achieved the qualifications for proper image acquisition. Emergency Ultrasound credentialing follows the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) guidelines and policies.
Each year, we are proud to host more than 150 medical students from around the country, teaching the life-saving skills of bedside ultrasound. Stanford's annual Ultrafest is a free conference featuring small group sessions and high-fidelity simulations, focuses on the didactics of ultrasound and developing manual dexterity skills.