Curriculum

Below you will find a sample 3-year schedule for a general cardiology fellow (each year is divided into 13 four-week blocks). This schedule provides considerations for COCATS Level 2 training in echo, nuclear, cardiac catheterization, and cardiac CT. Each fellow will decide which areas to pursue Level 2 training in based on their interests and career goals. There is an option to pursue Level 3 training in echo for select fellows who want to devote the majority of their third year training to echocardiography (at least 9 months total during fellowship required). There is significant flexibility in third year schedules, which will vary depending on research, subspecialty, and career interests.

During the course of fellowship, one half-day session per week will be spent in general cardiology clinic.

During third year of fellowship, fellows will have the benefit of rotating through additional specialty clinics in cardio-oncology, vascular medicine/ aortic disease, women’s health, cardio-obstetrics, preventive cardiology, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, lipid disorders, and adult congenital heart disease.

Rotation
First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Total
Inpatient Cardiology Consultation 2 blocks 2 blocks 4 blocks
Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit 1 block 1 block 2 blocks
Heart Failure/ Transplant (including ICU) 1 block 1 block 2 blocks
Electrophysiology 1 block 1 block 2 blocks
Structural Heart Disease ½ block ½ block
Cardiac Catheterization 2 blocks 3 blocks 0-3 blocks 5-8 blocks- (need 6 blocks for Level 2)
Echocardiography 2 blocks 2 blocks 2 blocks 6 blocks (Level 2)
Nuclear Cardiology 1 block 1 block 2 blocks 4 blocks (Level 2)
Cardiac CT and MRI 1-2 blocks 1-2 blocks (need 2 blocks for Level 2 CT)
Electives (e.g. Vascular, Preventive, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, EP Procedures, etc.) Can be divided into half blocks. 3-4 blocks or more 3-4 blocks or more
Research 1 block 1 block 1 block or more 3 blocks or more
Night Float 1 block (in 1 week increments) ½ block (in 1 week increments) 1.5 blocks

 

Conference Schedule

M&M conferences are held once a month for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Heart Failure, Structural Heart Disease, and Interventional Cardiology sections. Electrophysiology has M&M once every 3 months.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
7:30 am- 8:30 am
Structural Heart Disease Conference (optional for fellows) Structural Heart Disease Conference (optional for fellows) Cardiac Imaging Conference
OR
Electrophysiology or Heart Failure Conference for fellows on those rotations
Cath Conference  ECG Conference
OR
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Noon Conference Noon Conference Noon Conference Cardiology Grand Rounds Noon Conference
5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Electrophysiology Complex Case Discussion (optional for fellows)

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