WellSpan Medical Education

Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Welcome to the WellSpan York Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship! The WellSpan York Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine is a high volume community academic site with a tremendous variety of pathology, and an ED volume of approximately 81,000 per year.

We offer a one-year fellowship focused on attaining the skills to become efficient at the clinical and administrative applications that are needed to run an emergency ultrasound program, with a special focus on critical care ultrasound. We limit our program to two applicants per year. Our fellowship was started in 2011, and as a section within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Credentialed attendings in the department of EM can bill for bedside US.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Our US fellow works a mix of clinical shifts as an attending in a community academic ED with an EM residency, as well as dedicated scanning shifts with extensive bedside teaching from EUS faculty. We also perform a weekly image review that incorporates didactics and an US focused journal club.

Number of Clinical Hours: 16-24 Clinical Hours per Week

Other Duties:

  • Minimum one IRB-approved research project
  • Scanning shifts with section faculty
  • Medical student and resident education
  • Two resident lectures at conference per year
  • Education at our yearly Ultrasound Conference

Educational Experience:

  • Echo lab (with techs)
  • Vascular lab (with techs)
  • Weekly digital image review, including didactics and US journal club

Educational resources:

  • EMSono.com
  • Multiple ultrasound textbooks, Including Rumak‚Äôs Diagnostic Radiology
  • Extensive library of still images and cine loops of both normal and pathological conditions in all major imaging modalities
  • Fellow iPads loaded with EUS educational resources

Stipend and Benefits

Salary: $125,000
Additional Funds

  • $2500 CME
  • $750 for professional society dues
  • SAEM/AEUS membership
  • ABEM Board Dues


  • Allopathic or osteopathic medical school graduate
  • Board certified/board eligible graduate of an ACGME or AOA accredited Emergency Medicine Residency

Interested applicants

The deadline for fellowship application is December 1st. Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the fall, with a fellow chosen by January 1st.

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our fellowship page at eusfellowships.com, where applications can be submitted. This can be found at the following link: http://www.eusfellowships.com/prog_main.php?id=74

Alternatively, applicants are asked to submit a CV, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest to our Fellowship Director:

Thompson Kehrl, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Email: tkehrl@wellspan.org
Phone: (717) 851-5067

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