Medical Education

 

 

Clinical Cardiology
  • 8 rotations
  • Ongoing inpatient management and consultation
ICU/CCU
  • 3 rotations
Echocardiology
  • 6 rotations
  • Includes performance and interpretation of 2 D-M Mode and color flow Doppler, nuclear medicine, peripheral vascular, etc.
Non-invasive Service
  • 3 rotations
  • Includes exposure to physiologic and pharmacological (Dobutamine, Adenosine) modalities as well as echo and nuclear imaging techniques
Cardiac Cath Labs
  • 6 rotations
  • Includes RHC, LHC, interventional techniques, and IABP
  • Exposure to a minimum of 400 cath cases
Electrophysiologic Studies
  • 2 rotations
  • Includes Pacemaker implantation, follow-up, programmed ventricular stimulation studies and exposure to radio-frequency ablation and AICDs.
Research
  • 3 rotations (1 per academic year)
  • Areas in which trainee would like to achieve Level II, independent operator status, as defined by COCATS.
Specialized Areas of Training
  •  3 rotations
  • 1 rotation- Prventative cardiology/Rehab/Lipids
  • 1 rotation- Transplant/CHF
  • 1 rotation- Adult Congenital
Additional Electives
  • 5 rotations
  • Additional cath, echo, nuclear, cardiovascular imaging
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Other electives available with program director approval

 

 Ambulatory Clinic

Ongoing outpatient clinical experience is mandatory for all cardiovascular fellows. One-half day per week in the cardiology fellow clinic with appropriate supervision throughout the 36-month period will be provided.  This will allow the cardiovascular fellow to gain experience and exposure to the management of cardiovascular problems in the outpatient setting.

 

Didactics

Clinical training is accompanied by a comprehensive didactic curriculum that not only presents clinical information, but encourages the in-depth discussion of particular cases and an exchange of ideas among professionals. Didactics are held five days per week.  These include:

  • Cardiology Grand Rounds – held at Doctors Hospital and The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Braunwald Review
  • EKG Conference
  • Fellow Topic Discussion
  • Cardiology M & M
  • Board Review
  • Journal Club
 

Conferences

  • Year 1 – One week of conference
  • Year 2 – One to two weeks of conference
  • Year 3 – One week of conference