Emergency Ultrasonography Fellowship

The UMass Chan - Baystate Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship provides emergency physicians with all the tools necessary to be an effective emergency ultrasound director. This one-year program is open to board-certified/board-eligible emergency physicians who have completed an Emergency Medicine  residency.

Lots of Experience, Top-Flight Facilities, and Educational Focus

We have more than 122,000 emergency visits a year in our busy, high-acuity emergency department and Level-1 trauma center. Our new center has 10 ambulance bays, 3 trauma bays, a rooftop helipad, separate pediatric ED, 94 private rooms, and a dedicated radiology suite.

Our department also offers a residency and a medical student rotation in emergency medicine , and fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine administration, emergency medicine education, emergency medicine research, and emergency wilderness medicine.

Expand Your Ultrasound Repertoire

The EUS fellowship stresses mastery of basic ultrasound exams—you will refine and enhance your skills in trauma, abdominal, basic echo, and pelvic sonography. 

You'll also learn sophisticated applications in thoracic, vascular, critical care ultrasound, and advanced echocardiography, including the use of them in undifferentiated  hypotension, respiratory distress and cardiac arrest.


Develop Your Education Skills 

We focus heavily on developing your teaching proficiency. You will give frequent lectures to residents, medical students, and faculty during the year, building a large digital teaching database of ultrasound images.

In addition, you'll have an opportunity to travel and lecture nationally.

Learn All Aspects of Program Development

You will be instructed in multiple areas of program development:

  • QA processes
  • hardware/network integration
  • documentation
  • billing
  • purchasing of ultrasound machines

Program at a glance

Meet our team
Fellowship Director: Michele Schroeder, MD email: michele.schroeder@baystatehealth.org

Program Coordinator: Kathleen Diederich phone: 413-794-3947 email: Kathleen.Diederich@baystatehealth.org
By the numbers

Program Statistics

  • Length of Fellowship: 1 year
  • Number of fellows: 2
  • Application deadline: November 1

Baystate Metrics

  • Baystate Medical Center is a 716 bed, Level-1 Trauma Center & Pediatric Hospital
  • Annual census >115,000 (75% adults, 25% admission rate, 7% ICU admissions)
  • There are 42 full-time faculty members in the Emergency Medicine department at the main campus with varied research, education, and administrative responsibilities.
Fellow benefits & facilities
  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. Please contact our fellowship director for salary and benefit details: michele.schroeder@baystatehealth.org
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health and Dental/Life insurance
  • 6 weeks paid vacation
  • Additional CME funding available for conference attendance and educational materials
  • Emergency Medicine fellows are allowed to pick up moonlighting shifts at the attending rate
Program resources
  • Image Review: A pc-based server is located centrally in the ED and receives ultrasound exams transmitted from the machines and stores them in a fully searchable PACS database.
  • Ultrasound still images and clips are available for review 24 hours a day. Images are transmitted in real-time as the exams are performed. Image review is via a web-based digital archiving system and is possible from home.
  • Ultrasound machines: 6 GE LogiqE, 2 GE VividIQ, 2 Zonare Z1 Pros
  • Ultrasound Probes: Wide availability of linear, phased array, curvilinear, and endocavitary probes
  • Image Recorder: Wireless digital recording and archiving of all ultrasound exams
  • Educational Resources: Various vascular and transvaginal pelvic models are available, transesophageal ultrasound probes and simulators, including sim lab access
  • Number of Clinical Hours: 8 shifts/month
  • The fellow will participate in inter- and intra-departmental quality assurance of ultrasound exams.
  • A research study is required, as are 4 ultrasound scanning shifts per month.
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