Echocardiography Elective

The UCSF Echocardiography laboratory offers a one-month elective where participants will gain hands-on experience with echocardiography. Goals can be tailored to the trainee but include (i) acquiring and interpreting basic echocardiogram views; (ii) basic understanding of ultrasound physics and echocardiogram-derived clinical measurements; (iii) triage of appropriate and inappropriate use of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography; and (iv) focused echocardiography to answer specific clinical questions in emergent and non-emergent settings.

How to Apply:

If you are a UCSF faculty, staff, or trainee, fill out this form . MyAccess login required.

We regret that we are not able to offer this echo elective to individuals outside of the UCSF system at this time.

Eligibility: UCSF non-cardiologists (e.g. trainees or faculty from medicine, anesthesia, critical care, or other fields), as well as cardiologist or non-cardiologist trainees visiting UCSF, are eligible to apply. If you have questions about your eligibility, email [email protected].

Deadline: Requests must be submitted at least 2 months before the desired start of the elective.

Rima Arnaout, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email: [email protected]


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