Patient on his side receiving ultrasound procedure

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship

Further your career as an emergency physician, educator and researcher by training in advanced ultrasound techniques in our Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship.

Three Emergency Medicine docs smile at the camera

Why emergency medicine ultrasound?

Whether you want to become an Academic Faculty, Fellowship Director, Ultrasound Director for a private group, or simply take the best care of your patients at the bedside, EVMS can take you there. Our Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship is fully accredited by the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council.

Train with our expert Ultrasound Faculty and Staff and join the 20+ fellowship trained physicians who have graduated from the EVMS Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship founded in 2010.

Exceeding the standard

While all of our fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Emergency Medicine’s Focus Practice Designation in Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound after graduation, we exceed this already high standard.  Our Fellows have a 100% pass rate on the Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography offered by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE).

In addition, our fellows become certified as Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers (RDCS), and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), with the option of additional certifications as a Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer (RMSK) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT).

Photo of alumni wearing a conference tag

Research excellence

Our faculty fellows present research annually at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s UltraCon and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) national meeting.

Our primary areas of interest include endovascular resuscitation, custom 3D printed perfused models and novel educational techniques.  Our EVMS #TeamUltrasound has presented over 30 abstracts in the past two years with multiple publications.

Education redesigned

Take advantage of our Free and Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) website, Test out your ultrasound knowledge at our fellowship’s Instagram page

Hone your skills with our standardized patient program, custom build perfused phantoms and modern ultrasound machines in the Sentara Center for Simulation & Immersive Learning at EVMS

Image of ultrasound with across bottom
Emergency Medicine residents pose together for a group picture.

Wellness in Emergency Medicine

Our commitment to wellness doesn't stop with EVMS'  and GME's  programs for all residents and fellows. Emergency Medicine provides added support for trainees through our departmental Wellness and Resilience Committee.

Faculty members mentor one trainee at each level. Residents and fellows get to know their mentors and each other across all levels of training, attending activities such as baseball games, group dinners, ice cream socials and more. See events and profiles of program members on our Instagram page.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

We know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

Residents meet at orientation

A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your fellowship, and we are committed to supporting our fellows throughout their time at EVMS. Through , our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.