Elective Rotation: Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound in Community Hospitals
Location: Sonoma Valley Hospital
I spent one long shift working with Dr Dolan at the Sonoma Valley Hospital seeing patients in the Emergency Room under his guidance and finding every opportunity possible to practice bedside ultrasound. It was an excellent way to experience a small community hospital’s emergency room and to see what it was like for a family medicine doctor in this setting. It was also a wonderful way to practice point-of-care ultrasound and see how useful it can be in real-time clinical scenarios.