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 Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program


Curriculum & Typical Schedule

The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program is a fully-accredited three-year training program. The program is clinically oriented and characterized by a strong educational commitment coupled with research opportunities.

During the first year, fellows rotate through the echocardiography and nuclear laboratories; concentrate on patient management services through the inpatient ward and CICU, management of electrophysiology patients, and cardiology consultations.Second and third year provides an emphasis on cardiac catheterization training, invasive and noninvasive hemodynamic assessment, procedural competence, advanced skills in stress and transesophageal echocardiography, cardiothoracic surgery, and pediatrics, coupled with protected research time and opportunities for elective rotations. An example of our block schedule can be found by going to this link here.

The program incorporates multiple educational conferences held on a weekly, bi-monthly and monthly basis.These conferences include, but are not limited to, Grand Rounds presentations, Journal Club, imaging, catheterization and electrophysiology.

Each fellow is required to participate in a clinical research project. An annual research day is coordinated by the Department of Internal Medicine and the GME office.  Fellows are encouraged to participate in this initiative each year.  In addition, our department is involved in multiple, large-scale clinical trials and many smaller, single-center projects.


The three-year program structure is shown below:


 

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

Total

Wards / Consults
5 months
3 months
2 months
10
ECHO
2 months
2 months
2 months
6
Nuclear
2 months
2 months
-
4
Cath
2 months
2 months
2 months
6
Electrophysiology
1 month
1 month
-
2
Elective / Research
- 2 months
3 months
5
CT Surgery
- - 1 month
1
Pediatric Cardiology
- - 1 month
1
Heart Failure & Transplant (Optional)
- - 1 month
1
 

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