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The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Francisco is pleased to offer a one year fellowship in emergency ultrasound. Our fellowship is a one-year experience for graduates of emergency medicine residency programs. The goal of the fellowship is to produce well-trained sonographers proficient in ultrasound education and research. The fellow's curriculum will consist of scanning shifts supervised by ultrasound faculty at the Moffitt-Long Hospital and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) emergency departments, as well as individualized video review and didactic sessions.             

The compensation is commensurate with the PGY level set by UCSF.


The fellowship director, Dr. Nathan Teismann, is fellowship trained, has taught extensively at the regional and national level, and is actively conducting emergency ultrasound research. Other core ultrasound faculty include Drs. Ralph Wang, Starr Knight, Teri Reynolds, Adrian Flores, and Liz Kwan who are ultrasound trained and have conducted ultrasound research and taught ultrasound at the national and international level.

Highlights of the Fellowship Year

  • Enrollment in the UCSF "Designing Clinical Research" Course
  • Participation in ongoing emergency ultrasound research projects
  • Teaching opportunities at the regional and national level
  • Resident teaching opportunities
  • RDMS preparation


  • Graduate of an ACGME approved U.S. Emergency Medicine residency program
  • Board eligible or board certified in Emergency Medicine
  • Must possess a California Medical License and valid DEA license in order to begin the training program

Application Procedure

Please submit the following via email to Sandra Lieu, the fellowship coordinator. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Fellowship Director Dr. Nathan Teismann. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in emergency ultrasound and any previous experience
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your program director and another from your department's ultrasound director if you have one at your institution)