Training

Training

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Training Tracks


Option A:
Clinical Investigation Training
Option B:
Basic Science Investigation Training
Year 1
11 months clinical
1 month research
11 months clinical
1 month research
Year 2
9 months graduate school and research
3 months clinical
9 months graduate school and research
3 months clinical
Year 3
11 months clinical
1 month research
11 months clinical
1 month research

Vacation time is scheduled in accordance with RRC guidelines.

Clinical Training

The focus in clinical training is a "hands-on" approach with 1:1 interaction with the faculty. Fellows spend time in the catheterization laboratory, clinic, and wards, along with months focused in the noninvasive lab and the EP service. The specific structure of the program is very flexible and individual programs are tailored jointly with the program director.

Call averages every 4th night home call and every 4th weekend. Duty hour regulations are strictly followed.

Other training provided includes BLS/PALS and Radiation Safety Training.

Documentation of Procedures
Procedure
Training Minimum
Cardiac catheterizations 100 (20 interventional, at least 5 balloon septostomies
Echocardiograms 300
Pediatric Electrophysiology (EP) 10 (20 pacemaker interrogations, 4 cardioversions, understand and program temporary postop pacemakers)

Conferences

Clinical fellows are expected to attend the following educational conferences:

  • Continuity Cardiology Clinic, one half-day per week for 4 years
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • Pediatric Cardiology Teaching conference
  • Surgery Conference
  • Echocardiography Conference
  • Catheterization Conference
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference