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Cardiology Fellowship Program Cardiology Fellowship Program Cardiology Fellowship Program

department of medicine - Section of cardiology

Fellowship Program

 

The training program in Cardiovascular Diseases provides in-depth training and experience in this subspecialty to the post-graduate internist. The program is structured so as to provide a comprehensive educational experience, which stresses:

  1. Normal basic cardiovascular physiology and the pathophysiology observed in differing cardiovascular disease states.
  2. Evaluation and management of patients with a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.
  3. Participation in meaningful investigations in clinical or basic cardiovascular research.
  4. Acquisition of clinical skills in electrocardiograph interpretation and an understanding of the electrophysiology and treatment of arrhythmias.
  5. Performance and interpretation of various invasive and non-invasive procedures used in diagnosis and treatment of diseases. These include:
    • Echocardiography
    • Doppler studies
    • Stress testing
    • Nuclear cardiology
    • Cardiac diagnostic catheterization
    • Angioplasty procedures
    • Balloon valvuloplasty
    • Electrophysiologic testing
    • Cardiac MR and CT
  6. Learning a combined medical-surgical team approach to the diagnosis and therapy of surgically treatable cardiovascular diseases.
  7. Evaluation and management of patients with severe end-stage congestive failure to include:
    • Inotropic support
    • Ventricular assist devices
    • Cardiac transplantation in a well established Cardiac Transplant Center
  8. Management of post-operative open heart surgery cases. This includes patients having undergone coronary artery bypass surgery, valvular heart surgery and cardiac transplantation.
  9. Cardiovascular care in a managed care environment.
  10. Caring and efficient outpatient cardiac clinic experience with emphasis on the physician-patient relationship.
  11. Participation in a rigorous daily didactic lecture schedule.
  12. Development of a professional attitude toward patients, peers and other health care professionals.
  13. Develop the skills necessary to become a “life-long” learner.