Interventional Cardiology Program
The University of Virginia offers a comprehensive and accredited one to two year training program in Interventional Cardiology to fellows in their fourth or fifth year of Cardiology Fellowship. The fellowship provides experiences in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, the In-Patient Service and the Interventional Outpatient Clinic in order to gain extensive technical experience in the performance of all interventional and diagnostic cardiovascular procedures as well as acquire broad clinical experience in the care of in-patient and out-patient interventional patients.
To supplement the clinical experience gained in the performance of procedures and in the direct care of patients, an in-depth series of didactic core lectures are presented throughout the fellowship to provide fellows with the key knowledge base in interventional cardiology. In addition, fellows are encouraged to pursue directed additional relevant reading and independent research or scholarship.
The fellowship may consist of a single accredited clinical year as outlined below or may be a two year experience with the first year dedicated to research and the second dedicated to the accredited clinical year. A wide variety of research opportunities exist including basic research and clinical research.