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Training Summary


Training Detail by Year

Year 1
The first year of training is devoted to developing the skills required for clinical care (80 percent) and to introducing the fellow to teaching and clinical investigation (20 percent).

Possible rotation activities in the first year of training include cardiac catherizations, care of cardiac patients with faculty supervision, performing echocardiograms on outpatient and in-patient patients with faculty supervision, attending a 1/2 day outpatient transplant clinic with faculty supervision, and preparing patient data for pathology conference held monthly.

In addition, each first year fellow attends a 1/2 day clinic weekly with faculty supervision.

Year 2
The second year emphasizes improvement in clinical non-invasive and invasive laboratory skills (60 percent) and clinical or basic investigation (40 percent).

Possible rotation activities in the second year of training include caring for patients on the dedicated cardiothoracic intensive care unit with faculty supervision, performing portable echocardiograms on in-patients on PCTU, NICU, ICU and within other areas of UMH with faculty supervision, working on research for project proposals developed in the first year, and attending electrophysiologic lab with faculty supervision, in addition to the options for first year rotations.

Each second year fellow attends a 1/2 day clinic weekly with faculty supervision.

Year 3
The third year focuses on clinical investigaion or basic research (60-80 percent) while maintaining clinical activity (20-40 percent).

Possible rotation activities in the third year of training include attending electrophysiologic lab with faculty supervision, preparing patient data for pathology conference held monthly, attending a 1/2 day outpatient transplant clinic with faculty supervision, and concluding clinical research proposal that was started in the first year of training.

Each third year fellow attends a 1/2 day clinic weekly with faculty supervision.