Theresa Kim, MD

2021 Clinical Ultrasound Fellow


Fellowship Overview

One-year Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship (begins July 1st)

Applications for 2022 Academic Year

open late summer 2021!

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Explores all aspects of Emergency Ultrasound including advanced ECHO (TTE & TEE), MSK ultrasound, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, ultrasound program administration, maintenance, credentialing, and billing. Curriculum is further individualized for each fellow with extra attention given to any specific areas of interest. Provides numerous opportunities for formal teaching of physicians, medical students, and healthcare staff across several specialties.


Mindray TE7 x 2

Mindray M9

Sonosite Edge

Multiple Butterfly iQ/iQ+

Qpath web-based image archive for QA and billing

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Fellow Education

Weekly hands-on didactics and scanning session with ultrasound faculty

External rotations with radiology department and ECHO boarded cardiologists

Typical fellow logs >1,000 scans

Original research project

Regular journal clubs

Bi-annual fellowship retreat

Additional Ultrasound Faculty:

Korbin Haycock, MD, RDMS, RDCS

Sonia Reyes, MD

Eugene Hu, MD

Resident Education

Desert Regional Medical Center hosts a 3 year Emergency Medicine residency with 10 residents per year

Resident ultrasound curriculum consists of a one month rotation in PGY-1, two weeks in PGY-2, and a popular PGY-3 elective.

Off-service senior residents also have opportunity for a clinical ultrasound elective.

Fellow runs weekly scanning sessions at Desert Regional Medical Center with ER residents & medical students

Fellow helps provide monthly department QA and ultrasound lectures for ER residents

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Clinical Experience

Scanning and didactics at Desert Regional Medical Center, a certified stroke and STEMI center and the referring Level 2 trauma center for over 600-square-miles with an annual ER volume >70,000.

Seven clinical shifts per month at Hi-Desert Medical Center located in Joshua Tree, CA, with senior residents from Desert Regional Medical Center.  HDMC provides acute care for the 60,000+ residents of the high Mojave Desert.

Fellow is credentialed with full privileges at both DRMC and HDMC.  Moonlighting allowed.

Vituity Partnership

Fellowship position is funded through Vituity physician partnership, with a competitive salary in addition to funds for CME as well as full health & HSA benefits.  Fellow is a Vituity partner from day one and all clinical hours count towards advancement.