About the Clerkship

  • Location: Cleveland Clinic Akron General – Akron, OH
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Maximum Number of Students Per Rotation: 3

Rotation Description

This 4-week rotation is intended for students interested in point-of-care ultrasound, with a focus on Emergency Medicine. It is a hybrid rotation, with both clinical shifts and scanning shifts in the Emergency Department (ED). Clinical shifts will be nine-hour shifts helping evaluate and treat patients in the ED with an ultrasound focus; students have had opportunities to assist and perform ultrasound-guided procedures including nerve blocks. Education will be with a robust online curriculum as well as in-person teaching. Scanning shifts will be with attendings and sometimes residents. Educational ultrasounds will be performed in the ED on patients and other learners. Multiple stimulators will be used including nerve block, SonoSim and central line simulators. There will be opportunities to utilize an array of ultrasound transducers in our ED: curvilinear, linear, phased array, hockey stick, microconvex and endocavitary probes.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Emergency Clinical Ultrasound Hybrid Elective the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency in image acquisition for a variety of focused, bedside ultrasounds
  2. Exhibit knowledge and an understanding of ultrasound anatomy, as well as both normal and abnormal anatomy
  3. Display a baseline proficiency in ultrasound-guided procedures
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the evaluation of patients with different chief complaints
  5. Identify knowledge deficits and their remedy in the care of certain patients that results in practice-based learning

Rotation Requirements

  1. Attend clinical shifts at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Downtown Campus and associated freestanding emergency departments (Montrose, Green and Stow)
  2. Attend teachings specific for rotators as well as scanning shifts in the ED
  3. Participate in resident conference including separate medical student teachings
  4. Complete intensive online ultrasound curriculum
  5. Present a short ultrasound case and teaching during resident conference

Night Call/Special Requirements

  • Night shifts can be expected, but not routine
  • Teaching and scanning shifts will be at the downtown site in Akron, OH
  • Clinical shifts will also be at freestanding campuses (Montrose, Green and Stow). Personal transportation necessary
  • Previous ACLS exposure would be helpful but not required
Contact Us

Contact Us

Robert Stenberg, MD
Ultrasound Clerkship Director

Victoria Reiter
Medical Student Coordinator
Emergency Medicine

Joshua Jacquet, MD
Assistant Ultrasound Director