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.
If you are outside UCSF, email [email protected] with your name, contact information, home institution, training level, and preferred dates for elective.
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.
ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY ELECTIVE DIRECTOR:
Rima Arnaout, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email: [email protected]
If you are looking for the Echocardiography and Advanced Imaging Fellowship Programs, click here.