The aging of the American population has been called a coming Tsunami in health care. Training more cardiologists to meet this demand is imperative. As a result, the University of Miami/ JFK Medical Center Palm Beach Regional GME Consortium and the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center are offering a new ACGME accredited program.
Our general Cardiovascular Fellowship will be focused on clinical cardiology of both an acute and chronic nature. Two fellows in each year will rotate on the consult service, the CCU, the cardiac catheterization, and EP laboratories. With over three hundred open heart surgeries, one of the busiest TAVR sites in the country, and an EP lab that performs the second most number of procedures annually in the southeast United States, full exposure to all aspects of cardiovascular disease will be readily available. The fellows will also have experience in advanced heart failure treatment and noninvasive imaging laboratories, including CT, CMR, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography.
Given the increasing emphasis on outpatient care, the fellows will have one half day per week of clinic with patients and attendings specifically assigned to them. As part of the fellowship training, research months will be required and electives in the last year will allow for more experience in those areas of interest to each fellow.
The Cardiovascular Fellowship strongly endorses the six core competencies recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME):
- Patient care
- Medical Knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice
Thank you for your interest in our program.
Robert Chait, M.D. F.A.C.C.