Curriculum (CD)

Cardiovascular Curriculum

Training experiences are rotated on a monthly basis, except for the Continuity Clinic schedule which is ongoing throughout the entire residency period. Rotations are of the following types:

  • Inpatient Consults - Team model.
  • Echocardiography - Preceptor model with 1 or 2 Fellows assigned to a supervising echocardiography.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab - Preceptor model with 1 or 2 Fellows assigned to a supervising interventional cardiologist.
  • Non-Invasive Procedures (Treadmills/ECGs, MRI and CT Imaging) - Preceptor model with 1 or 2 Fellows assigned to a supervising cardiologist in the non-invasive procedural lab.
  • Longitudinal Outpatient Cardiology - Preceptor model, with fellows assigned to a full- or part-time teaching faculty in the Continuity Clinic.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Preceptor model with Fellow assigned to the nuclear cardiology division, seeing un-triaged patients under the supervision of the cardiologist on duty.
  • Electrophysiology - Preceptor model with 1 or 2 Fellows assigned to a supervising elctrophysiologist.
  • Heart Failure, Transplant and Cardiac Rehabilitation - To gain skill and experience in the management of CHF, and transplant patients. To understand the fundamentals of cardiac rehab in cardiovascular physical diagnosis and the prescription of cardiovascular therapy.
  • Cardiovascular Disease Surgery/Pediatric Cardiology - It is essential for cardiology trainees to gain knowledge about available CV surgical procedures for various cardiac disorders. It is important that trainees understand the fundamental principles of pediatric cardiovascular diseases, diagnosis and management to enable informed decision-making and timely care in the context of pediatrics, and the adult patient with congenital heart disease.

Didactics

  • Echo Conference - twice monthly
  • Core Cardiology Conference - weekly
  • Core Electrophysiology Conference – weekly
  • Core Interventional Cardiology - weekly
  • Basic Science Conference – monthly
  • Medicine Grand Rounds – weekly
  • Journal Club – monthly
  • Cath Lab M&M Conference – monthly
  • Combined Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Conference – monthly
  • Research Conference – monthly
  • Rotation-Specific Conference – varies