Ultrasound

David Evans

David Evans, M.D., RDMS, RDCS
Ultrasound Fellowship Director

The Ultrasound Fellowship offered by the Department of Emergency Medicine is designed to produce leaders in the field of bedside emergency/critical care ultrasound. The fellow will be required to complete one year of training, during which he or she will complete more than 1,000 ultrasounds.

Fellows will be required to sit for both the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer exam and the Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer exam. In addition to these certifications, the fellow will have the opportunity to take other specialty certifications including ASE, RVT and MSK.

During the fellowship, the fellow will receive advanced training in tranesophogeal echosonography, stress echocardiography, advanced Doppler and contrast-enhanced sonography.

He or she will have the opportunity to participate in a number of ongoing research trials in the fields of education, pediatrics, trauma, ENT, critical care and emergency medicine.

Throughout the year, the fellow will be allowed a travel stipend to attend conferences and training seminars in our region and across the country.

The fellow also will receive a faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in emergency medicine and perform clinical shifts as an attending physician at VCU Medical Center, a busy Level 1 trauma center. Salary and benefits will be highly competitive with similar fellowship programs.

Technology

We take advanced technology seriously at the VCU Medical Center. Not only do our fellows have the ability to participate in our world-class resuscitation program, but they also serve as an intricate part of the resuscitation team. The fellow has the opportunity to perform advanced transesophageal echocardiography real-time during active resuscitations. He or she also has access to numerous other new innovative technologies currently being deployed.

Ultrasound curriculum

The Department of Emergency Medicine sees our ultrasound program as an opportunity to work with other specialties and branches of medicine. We work with the School of Medicine External Link to develop longitudinal ultrasound curriculum, as well as the departments of Internal Medicine External Link, Pediatrics External Link, Ophthalmology External Link, Obstetrics and Gynecology External Link, and Surgery External Link, and the Division of Cardiology External Link, to develop specialty-specific bedside ultrasound education.