PREREQUISITES:  This 2 or 4 week elective is geared towards M3 and M4 students who would like to gain basic knowledge of ultrasound in emergency medicine and be able to incorporate it into their everyday clinical practice. We do not require any pre-requisites as we believe that the ultrasound roation will help students go on to excel in their other rotations.

PURPOSE:  This Emergency Medicine elective is designed to help incorporate emergency bedside ultrasound as a tool for diagnosis and treatment.  Current literature and future applications of emergency bedside ultrasound will be explored while on rotation.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:  The student will be expected to attend four bedside teaching sessions per week at either UIC or AIMMC and one ultrasound quality assurance meeting (Friday afternoon).  The student will also be required to complete pre-assigned reading assignments.  Bedside scanning will be performed on a variety of patients presenting to the emergency department.

ASSESSMENT:  The student will work with the ultrasound faculty and ultrasound fellow and will be judged based on participation and progression throughout the clerkship.  Students will meet with faculty at midpoint and be given feedback regarding their progress during the rotation.  They will be given a final grade at the end of their rotation.


Program ELEC: 256

Program Director: Joseph Colla, M.D.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 312-355-5977
*UIC Students can check availability and request scheduling by emailing [email protected]
Non UIC students will not be accepted.
Hospital: UI Health
Address:  1740 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL 60612
Duration of Elective: 2 week or 4 week
Night Call: Yes
Weekends: Yes
# of Students Accepted:  Min: 0 Max: 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Number of hours/week: 40
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty contact:  20
Independent Study:  Required readings
Outpatient: All scans performed in the Emergency Department

Important Note: Scheduled students, please provide your cell phone number so the instructors can communicate with you in real time. Meeting locations/times sometimes change last minute.

Updated: 9/3/21