Special Features & Research
Emergency ultrasonography (EUS) is well-integrated into the curriculum of the PEM fellowship. Fellows spend dedicated time for the first 2 years working in small groups with the emergency ultrasound faculty and fellows. All ultrasounds performed in the department are videotaped, which allows fellows to receive detailed feedback regarding their technique and interpretations. Graduates of the program are expected to be proficient in using this new and exciting technology, and adept in utilizing ultrasonography in managing critically ill patients. The EUS division is directed by Dr. Eitan Dickman, who is board certified in Emergency Medicine and fellowship trained in emergency ultrasonography. Additionally, Dr. Alex Arroyo, one of only a handful of PEM ultrasound trained physicians, is responsible for ultrasound research. In addition to the EUS fellowship, the department of emergency medicine offers one of the first pediatric specific EUS fellowships in the country.
The department of emergency medicine has an active research program with a dedicated research director and research associate. The PEM faculty areas of interest include health disparities, obesity, dental care, and other public health initiatives. The fellows are expected to complete an introductory biostatistic course during their second or third year of training.