Department of Pediatrics

Didactic

Master
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Basic and Clinical Science Lectures

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A weekly seminar is presented in cardiopulmonary physiology, anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, pharmacology, genetics, immunology, statistics, experimental design and various other topics. Each seminar is presented jointly by either a pediatric cardiology fellow, a member of the basic science faculty or one of the pediatric cardiology faculty.

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Special Seminars and Courses Presented By Visiting Lecturers

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Courses are given by invited participants in topics such as medical writing and other subjects that are not included under the regularly scheduled basic science or clinical science lectures.

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Research Lecture Series

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Lectures are given by individuals from within the section and by invited lecturers.

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Research Course

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The first month of the second year fellowship is spent at a full-time course introducing statistics, experimental design, instrumentation, computers, writing and grants.

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Health Administration Lectures

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A complete series of lectures covering all aspects of administering a pediatric cardiology program is given.

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Cardiac Catheterization Conference (Hemodynamic and Interventional)

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A weekly review of previous cardiac catheterization and angiographic data in conjunction with pertinent clinical data is given.

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Electrophysiology Conference

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This conference is held for one hour every other week. Didactic sessions on electrocardiography and electrophysiology are the primary focus in the early part of the year. The basics of intracardiac electrophysiologic studies and pacemakers are taught. Later in the year ECG and EP tracing unknowns are presented and reviewed.

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Surgical M & M Conference

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This conference is held monthly.

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Echocardiography Conference

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This one-hour conference is held weekly. During the early part of the academic year, didactic sessions are held concerning echocardiography; later conferences focus on more advanced clinical topics and unknowns.

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Pathology Conference

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The Department of Pathology presents a weekly review of specimens.

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Surgical Conference

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The pediatric cardiology staff, cardiovascular surgery staff and cardiovascular anesthesia staff meet jointly once a week to review upcoming surgical cases. The pediatric cardiology fellows present cases and participate in the discussions.

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Surgical Conference

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The pediatric cardiology staff, cardiovascular surgery staff and cardiovascular anesthesia staff meet jointly once a week to review upcoming surgical cases. The pediatric cardiology fellows present cases and participate in the discussions.

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Case Management Conference

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Once weekly the pediatric cardiology staff, fellows and cardiovascular staff meet to discuss all cases where management issues need to be reviewed.

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Red Tag Conference

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The echocardiography faculty, fellows and sonographers meet weekly to discuss interesting cases, presented as an unknown study. Fellows also participate in presenting studies.

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Transplant Conference

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The conference covers topics pertinent to transplant.

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Surgical Teaching Rounds

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Weekly bedside teaching rounds led by the CV surgeons to discuss the medical and surgical aspects of a patient in the CV-ICU.

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Journal Club

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Fellows and faculty meet monthly to review selected articles and new topics in pediatric cardiology.

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Fellow’s Conference

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Fellows meet weekly to discuss any issues related to the training program.

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Visiting Professors

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World-recognized individuals in the field of pediatric cardiology are invited to lecture and to meet formally and informally with the fellows.

Recent visitors included:

Jane Somerville, M.D.
David Nykanen, M.D.
Lisa K. Hornberger, M.D.
David Sahn, M.D.
William Neal, M.D.
David Nelson, M.D.
David Fulton, M.D.
Ian Adatia, M.D.
Tal Geva, M.D.
James Locke, M.D.
Robert Anderson, M.D.

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Scientific Meetings

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  • American Heart Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society for Echocardiography
  • North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology
  • Society for Pediatric Research
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Publications and Presentations at Scientific Meetings

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Publications by the trainee are expected, not only to share worthwhile information with others, but also to provide a discipline of precise and critical analysis of problems important in the development of the clinical as well as the academic investigator. Publication of research data by the trainee is expected to satisfy the research requirement of the Sub-board of Cardiology of the ABP.

The trainee prepares a research proposal and submits this for review by the faculty. Approved projects are carried out under the supervision of one of the clinical or basic science faculty members. Presentations at scientific meetings are encouraged and provide the trainee with the opportunity to attend a national meeting.