The Ultrasound Division at the University of Kentucky is led by Jacob Avila. He is the creator of, an online ultrasound resource that includes 5 Minute Sono, Ultrasound of the Week, and the Ultrasound Podcast.  Additionally, he is part of the podcast.  Dr. Avila has won multiple awards, including 2019 ACEP rookie lecturer of the year and the ACEP Innovation in Clinical Ultrasound Education in 2018. Dr. Avila has lectured and lead workshops in numerous locations throughout the US and the world. He enjoys his family, all forms of biking and ice hockey

Terren Trott, MD

Jacob Avila, MD

POCUS Ultrasound Director

Associate Professor

Terren Trott, MD

Associate Fellowship Director


All PGY-1 residents receive a dedicated ultrasound month where they will be given a specialized online curriculum and will have dedicated ultrasound shifts.  Residents are expected to perform a certain number of scans each year that are all over-read by Dr. Avila. Additionally, residents can elect to complete a second ultrasound month elective. 


There are multiple dedicated ultrasound lectures throughout the year as well as monthly image review during resident didactics.