Cone Health Ultrasound Fellowship Program

The Cone Health Ultrasound Fellowship Program is a collaborative initiative among Triad Hospitalists, Cone Health Medical Group and Greensboro AHEC. The two fellows per year spend 50% of their time on learning a broad spectrum of skills in point of care Ultrasound. The other 50% of the time they are a practicing physician in either the Hospitalist or primary care outpatient setting. 

Program Overview

During your year-long fellowship, you’ll receive hands-on training and support from Cone Health physicians and others across many departments and specialties. You’ll also take quarterly OSCE exams as well as a final comprehensive Observed Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) in order to measure your progression along the way and overall competence at the end of the program. 

At the end of your ultrasound fellowship, you’ll leave with the confidence and skills you need to provide ultrasound care to meet any patient need. You’ll also have documentation from the fellowship’s program director that communicates your completion of the program and full competence in providing ultrasound-based care.

As a fellow of our program, you will:

  • Achieve proficiency in point of care ultrasound (POCUS)
  • Successfully demonstrate proficiency on the Cone Health Observed Structure Clinical Examination (OSCE) for POCUS
  • Become proficient in relevant ultrasound guided procedures
  • Gain experience teaching POCUS to students, residents, private physicians and faculty
  • Document a portfolio of POCUS examinations to support proficiency in image acquisition and interpretation
  • Participate in monthly educational conferences in POCUS for various departments
  • Develop a teaching case series of instructive POCUS examinations
  • Optional participation in POCUS research with the goal of presenting your research results at local, state, regional and/or national meetings/conferences
  • Complete required shifts as a hospitalist physician or clinics within a primary care setting, using POCUS as a part of clinical care
  • Obtain experience in 90 to 140 individual point of care ultrasound skills, allowing for exposure to the below areas of care:
    • Inpatient medicine 
    • Outpatient primary care 
    • ED POCUS experience 
    • MSK POCUS experience 
    • Critical care 
    • Obstetric POCUS experience 
    • GI POCUS experience 
    • CV POCUS experience 
    • Technical & miscellaneous training 
    • Selective