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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