The Cardiology Fellowship Training Program is a fully accredited three-year training program. The program is clinically oriented and is characterized by a strong educational commitment and research opportunities. During the first year, fellows rotate through the echocardiography and nuclear labs, concentrate on patient management services through inpatient ward and CCU rotations, EP inpatient management and cardiology consultations. The second and third years provide an emphasis on cardiac cath training, invasive and noninvasive hemodynamic assessment, procedural competence, advanced skills in stress echo, transesophageal echo, CT surgery, Pediatrics, protected research time, and opportunities for elective rotations.
The Cardiology Training Program includes weekly clinical echo and cath conferences, a weekly cardiology board review, as well as two times weekly cardiology morning report. Monthly Journal Club, CT Surgery-Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiology-Pathology conferences are also held.
Each Cardiology Fellow is required to participate in a clinical research project. An annual research day is coordinated by the Department of Internal Medicine and the Fellows are required to present at least once during their three years. The division is involved in multiple large-scale clinical trials in addition to many smaller, single-center projects.
The three-year Program Structure is show below:
| ||FIRST YEAR||SECOND YEAR||THIRD YEAR||TOTAL|
|Wards/consults||5 months||3 months||1 month||9|
|ECHO||2 months||1 month||2 months||5|
|Nuclear||2 months||1 month||1 month||4|
|Cath||1 month||2 months||2 months||5|
|Electrophysiology||2 months||1 month||1 month||4|
|Elective|| || ||3 months||3|
|Research|| ||3 months|| ||3|
|Directors Month/Rehab/Research|| ||1 month|| ||1|
|CT Surgery|| || ||1 month||1|
|Pediatric Cardiology|| || ||1 month||1|