Fellowships

Ultrasound

Through Jefferson’s ultrasound fellowship you will begin with gaining competence in all core applications of emergency ultrasound. The fellow will be expected to complete 1000 technically adequate scans with at least 25 scans in each application. Additional training will be provided in non-core applications. Concurrent with training in technique and interpretation will be the development of the fellow as an ultrasound instructor. Under the guidance of the fellowship director the fellow will develop and deliver lectures and lab sessions in emergency ultrasound to medical students, residents, and faculty.

Additional educational goals will include opportunity for research and development. There will be a requirement of at least one ultrasound project the results of which will either be presented at an academic meeting or published in an academic journal. Other educational goals may be developed based on the fellow’s interests. In particular there will be opportunity to travel abroad to explore the use of bedside ultrasound in austere clinical environments.

Education

Informed by the principles of Experiential Learning Theory, Transformative Learning Theory, and Self-Directed Learning Theory, the Medical Education Fellowships offers the prospective Fellow(s) the skillset to adapt to an ever-changing learning environment and educational landscape. The Fellowship will provide formalized training in adult learning in clinical and academic medicine, and will use simulation and PS/CQ tools as vehicles to inform educational initiatives in undergraduate and graduate curricula, as well as faculty development programming and continuing medical education. In addition, the Fellow will identify a specific area of academic interest in the realm of education, and will be given the resources and time to develop his/her productivity within this specified domain. The Education Fellow will work clinically as an attending physician in the Emergency Departments (ED) of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

Telehealth

Fellows will be immersed in a diverse educational environment while learning the business & medicine of telehealth. Working with management teams across TJU & private sector partners, they will develop and lead telehealth use cases while building their leadership and administrative skills.  Utilizing team based learning, hands on application of knowledge, and simulation training, the curriculum is informed by the principles of experiential & self-directed learning theories to foster knowledge in four core areas of study. These core areas, and their associated competencies, continuously complement one another and work to build a foundation of telehealth & leadership success.

Observation

The observation fellow will focus on creating additional evidence based pathways above and beyond basic pathways that are complex, collaborative with other departments, and at the front-line of innovative observational care.  The fellow will function in the role of an assistant Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) director under the direct guidance of the associate medical director.  They will act as a liaison to the many departments that we interact with on a daily basis.  They will lead interdisciplinary team discussions to expedite top quality patient care.  This team consists of case managers, advanced practice providers (APPs), nurses, social workers, physicians, consultants.  The fellow will participate in Performance Improvement activities and initiatives specific to observation patients.