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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 75,000 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. We limit our program to one applicant 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

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’s Diagnostic Radiology
  • Extensive library of still images and cine loops of both normal and pathological conditions in all major imaging modalities

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, 2 letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest to our Fellowship Director:

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