Fellowship - Curriculum
The program is designed for three years of clinical and research training. A number of fourth-year opportunities are offered as well. In the first year, the trainee rotates through the Echocardiography, Electrophysiology, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Inpatient services. The second and third years involve rotations through clinical areas with more responsibility on the part of the trainee and 12 months of research.
The exact division of time is decided between the trainee and his/her faculty advisor. Formal course work and lectures are included within the training program. A core curriculum for cardiac morphology, clinical cardiology, and basic science is covered yearly. The fellowship includes a one-month "Research and Academic Skills" course at the beginning of the second year.