The Ultrasound Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University accepts board eligible graduates. Fellows develop hands-on ultrasound skills, and they learn how to handle the administrative duties that are involved with running an emergency ultrasound program.

Fellows have both clinical and teaching responsibilities in the department. Upon completion of the program, the fellow will be able to obtain RDMS certification, be able to competently run an emergency ultrasound program, and be able to instruct other physicians in ultrasound techniques.

Ultrasound fellows have the following responsibilities:

  • Function as an attending physician in the Emergency Department 8.5 shifts per month (on average)
  • 5 dedicated ultrasound scanning shifts with credentialed faculty per month
  • Attendance at the monthly ultrasound meeting
  • Attendance at a monthly tape review meeting
  • Participation in resident ultrasound lectures throughout the year
  • Active participation in a research project
  • Attendance at the 2-day ultrasound course for residents and medical students held each July

Additional fellowship opportunities include:

  • Teaching ultrasound courses to EMTs, paramedics, and nurses
  • Involvement in the medical student ultrasound elective
  • Participation as part of medical coverage for major sporting events
  • Various opportunities for participation in international ultrasound projects
  • Qualified for RDMS certification at the end of the fellowship

Fellows receive a generous compensation package, including a competitive salary, CME salary, paid vacation (4 weeks) and CME time (1 week), Mac laptop computer for use during the fellowship, two ultrasound texts, full benefits (including health, homeowners, and auto insurance), and ACEP membership.

Ultrasound Fellowship Curriculum

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2020/21 Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellows

This year we are excited to have Dr. Ric Solis and Dr. Robert Broughton as our ultrasound fellows.


2019/20 Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellows

  Michael "Max" Bursey, DO

Max Bursey


I graduated from VCOM, VA campus in 2012 and completed EM residency at AU in 2015.  I have been serving out my Army commitment at Ft. Benning, in Columbus, GA for the past four years.  While there, I served as emergency department medical director as well as medical director for fire, EMS, and air ambulance services at Ft. Benning.  I also became intimately involved in efforts to improve the prevention and management of severe exertional heat stroke and other heat related injuries.  I now have the opportunity to return to AU as the first emergency medicine critical care and ultrasound fellow.


  Aimee Baer-Ellington, MD

Aimee Baer-Ellington


I graduated from medical school at Augusta University and completed my pediatric residency at Emory University. I returned to Augusta to complete a 3 year Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.  My interest include integrating POCUS into my clinical practice in the pediatric emergency room and look forward to enhancing my ultrasound skills for patient care and teaching residents and medical students.


Application Process

One fellow is accepted per academic year (beginning in July). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year until the position is filled. Interviews are granted upon receipt and review of the applications. There is no formal application form, but you will need to submit a CV, cover letter, and letters of recommendation. For more information, or to apply for the ultrasound fellowship, please contact Dr. Matt Lyon at