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Curriculum

Fellows will gain clinical experience in non-invasive cardiovascular procedures, including:

  • Echocardiography
  • Doppler studies
  • Stress testing
  • Radionuclide cardiac scans
  • Electrocardiography
  • Bedside hemodynamic monitoring in intensive care

Fellows will develop great expertise in cath lab procedures due to our high volume and wide variety of cases. Our program builds proficiency in:

  • Techniques in cardiac catheterization
  • All aspects of arrhythmias
  • Management of congestive heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Temporary pacemaker insertion
  • Preventive cardiology

An equally important goal of our program is to provide the type of mentorship and research opportunities that will enable our fellows to pursue careers in academic cardiovascular medicine. We aim to provide them with the necessary experience to be qualified for the very best positions in our field. Mentored research is required in our Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program.

Clinical Rotations (Sample Schedule)

Rotation

Months in 1st Year

Months in 2nd Year

Months in 3rd Year

Catheterization Lab

2–3

1

0–3

Nuclear Stress

2

1

2–3

Echocardiography

2

1–2

2–3

CCU

2

0–1

0

Electrophysiology

1

1

1–2

Cardiology Consults

2–3

1–2

1–2

Research

0

6

0

Cardiothoracic Surgery

0

0

1

Peripheral Vascular

0

0

1-2

Imaging

0

0

1

Ambulatory

Year-Round

Year-Round

Year-Round

Preventative Cardiology

1

0–1

0–1

Transplant / Congestive Heart Failure

0

0

1

Vacation

1

1

1

Conference and Lectures (Sample Schedule)

Each week, fellows participate in a series of conferences and lectures with attendings to provide a more focused approach to specialized subjects. Morning Report occurs every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to allow fellows to present recent cardiac cases and to receive feedback from attendings.

We have weekly EKG and Cardiac Cath conferences as well as a rotating schedule of lectures. We also hold monthly Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography conferences as well as a Fellows Journal Club.

Monday

Morning Report

Tuesday

Morning Report, Echo Conference

Wednesday

EKG Conference, Cardiac Catheterization

Thursday

Morning Report, Journal Club

Friday

Nuclear Cardiology Conference, Lecture Series

Research

Research is an important part of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program. Fellows are given six months of dedicated research time during their second year. This time can be used for either clinical or basic science research.


Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship