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 Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program


Curriculum & Typical Schedule

The Cardiovascular Disease 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 Cardiovascular Disease Training Program includes weekly clinical echo, cath, and electrophysiology conferences as well as cardiology morning reports, monthly Journal Club, and CT Surgery-Cardiology & Cardiology-Pathology conferences. 

Each Cardiovascular Disease 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.  The fellows are encouraged to participate in one of these initiatives each year.  The department is involved in multiple large-scale clinical trials in addition to 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