2023 Clinical Ultrasound Fellow
Samuel Kotran, DO
One-year Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship (begins July 1st)
Comprehensive & Cutting Edge 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. In addition, specific attention is given to educational techniques, how to provide a creative and engaging learning experience, and any specific area of interest for each fellow.
Our fellowship offers a unique opportunity to explore novel ways to integrate ultrasound education with web, mobile, or virtual reality, with exposure to every step of the development process. Curriculum utilizes a custom virtual reality ultrasound simulator, allowing individual or group learning for core bedside scans. The simulator supports custom case creation for sharing interesting VR cases in seconds, even while on-shift. In addition, a robust website helps keep track of curriculum readings, scanning goals, and quizzes throughout the year.
Mindray TE7 x 2
Multiple Butterfly iQ/iQ+
Qpath web-based image archive for QA and billing
Weekly hands-on didactics and scanning session with ultrasound director
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
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
Scanning, didactics, and clinical shifts 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.
Clinical shifts 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.
Up to two fellowship positions funded through Vituity physician partnership, with a competitive salary in addition to funds for CME as well as full health & HSA benefits. Fellows are Vituity partners from day one and all clinical hours count towards advancement.