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Typical 3-year schedule for a general cardiology fellow (each year is divided into 13 four week blocks). This sample schedule provides COCATS level 2 training in echo, nuclear, and cardiac catheterization. Each fellow tailors their schedule based on their interests and career goals, with significant flexibility given in the third year of fellowship.

Typical first year schedule:

  • 2 blocks Consults
  • 1 block Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 block Heart Failure (including Intensive Care Unit)
  • 1 block Electrophysiology
  • 2 blocks Echocardiography
  • 2 blocks Cardiac Catheterization
  • 1 block Nuclear Cardiology
  • 1 block Research
  • 1 block Vacation
  • 1 block Night Float (in 1 week increments)

Typical second year schedule:

  • 2 blocks Consults
  • 1 block Heart Failure (including Intensive Care Unit)
  • 1 block Electrophysiology
  • 2 blocks Echocardiography
  • 3 blocks Cardiac Catheterization
  • 1 block Nuclear Cardiology
  • 1 block Research
  • 1 block Vacation
  • 1/2 block Night Float (in 1 week increments)

Typical third year schedule:

  • 3-4 blocks Elective (e.g. Multimodality Imaging including cardiac CT and MRI, Vascular, Preventive, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Structural Heart Disease) Can be divided into half blocks.
  • 1 block Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • 2 blocks Echocardiography
  • 2-3 blocks Cardiac Catheterization
  • 2 blocks Nuclear Cardiology
  • 1 or more blocks Research
  • 1 block Vacation

Ambulatory experience:

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

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