Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

What to Expect

Emergency Care Specialists, PC sponsors a one-year emergency ultrasound fellowship. Spectrum Health and Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital are the primary site for fellow training. Spectrum Health, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, has 32 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs, including the emergency medicine residency program. The program started in 1977 and averages 27 residents, PGY1 to PGY3.

Clinical Shifts

The fellow’s clinical shifts will be scheduled at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital level one adult and pediatric trauma centers, with a combined annual volume of 150,000 patients.

Our PGY-1 emergency medicine residents have a dedicated ultrasound curriculum covering core ultrasound applications through monthly didactic sessions. In PGY-2, residents perform two two-week dedicated ultrasound rotations.

About Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson Health™. Spectrum Health is a leader in services, including heart, lung and bone marrow transplant programs. Our health care community is anchored by its relationships with Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health Cancer Center at Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion and Michigan State University  College of Human Medicine, which are built adjacent to Spectrum Health Medical Center on Michigan Street, known locally as the “Medical Mile.”

About Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is an amazing community! It has been recognized as the No. 1 city in the U.S. to raise a family (Forbes Magazine, 2012) and the No. 1 city to visit (Lonely Planet, 2014). For craft beer aficionados, it was also recognized as Beer City USA (2012, 2013—2014 vote pending).

Grand Rapids also gained national recognition for ArtPrize, the city’s art competition. It is Michigan’s second largest city, with more than 65,000 college graduate students (Nursing, PA, OT, PT, NP, Law, MBA, MFA, etc.). The area has an abundance of recreational opportunities for a mid-sized city, is located 45 minutes from Lake Michigan, and is just a three-hour drive to Chicago and Detroit.

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ECS offers an excellent compensation and benefits package!

We look forward to sharing our amazing city and passion for ultrasound and medical education with you.

Matt Flannigan, DO, RDMS
Ultrasound Program Director
Assistant Professor/Core Faculty
GRMEP/MSU-Grand Rapids Emergency Medicine Residency
Matthew.Flannigan@ecs-wmi.com or hr@ecs-wmi.com