About Ultrafest

UCI School of Medicine

UCI School of Medicine

In 2012...

Medical student Kiah Bertoglio organized the first Ultrafest at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. This one-day event attracted hundreds of students from schools across California without an integrated ultrasound curriculum. Under the leadership of UC Irvine Ultrasound Director, Dr. Chris Fox, the student-organized event has grown in scale and scope year-to-year. Since its inception, two Co-Vice Presidents of Ultrafest have been in charge of organizing the entire event.


In 2013...

Stanford University launched its inaugural Ultrafest in Northern California. The program continues annually, hosting hundreds of students from across the country interested in learning the art of bedside ultrasound.

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In 2014...

Three Jefferson medical students (Jenna Jarriel, Amanda Bates, and Josh Davis) along with three faculty members from the Department of Emergency Medicine (Matt Fields MD, Bon Ku MD, and Arthur Au MD) brought UltraFest to Philadelphia. It was a huge success with nearly 150 students from 6 different medical schools in the area. It has been held annually since, growing in size and complexity, drawing instructors and participants from across the country. We are honored to continue this illustrious tradition by hosting this year's Philly Ultrafest!