Matthew Pyle, M.D.
Our residents get introduced to US early with a 2 week rotation in their PGY1 year. This rotation is focused on the basics of US and aims at gaining expertise in knobology and performing the 11 core applications of emergency US. During the PGY2 rotation, residents strive to enhance their skills in advanced knobology such as the use of doppler and demonstrate clinical management skills with POCUS for critically ill patients.
Residents also learn to critically evaluate current POCUS literature. For those residents with a keen interest in US, an elective in advanced US can be pursued which allows residents to be exposed to other unique skills such as TEE, contrast enhanced ultrasound, regional nerve blocks, and US administration and teaching.