Cardiology Fellowship

Curriculum & Schedules

1. Clinical and research components:

Fellows will receive exposure to all aspects of the cardiovascular spectrum of disease through clinical, imaging, and interventional rotations

Fellows will also be required to meet the program’s scholarly activity requirement:

  • 1 quality improvement project and
  • 1 additional project (can include a peer-reviewed publication, presentation at regional or national meeting, or book chapter)

2. Trainee’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities:

Fellows will learn to manage and evaluate cardiac patients with progressive responsibility on consultative, elective, ambulatory, and CCU rotations. A patient panel will also be followed on continuity clinic. Technical skills will be taught and performed under the direct supervision of a credentialed attending cardiologist on imaging and interventional rotations.

Fellows will have a role overseeing the clinical and educational experience of residents and students from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Regional Medical Campus on Consult and CCU rotations. This will include teaching and clinical supervision all under the oversight of the cardiology attending physician. Clinical volume will be monitored to ensure the fellows have adequate opportunity to independently evaluate and manage patients in all settings and that residents and students are not impacting the educational experience.

3. Clinical procedural requirements.

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardioversion
  • Exercise Stress Testing
  • Insertion and Management of Temporary Pacemakers
  • Programming and follow-up surveillance of permanent pacemakers and ICDs
  • Right and left heart catheterization including coronary arteriography
  • Interpretation of Chest X-Rays
  • Interpretation of Radionuclide studies of myocardial function and perfusion
  • Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
  • Intracardiac electrophysiologic studies
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  • Pericardiocentesis

4. Didactic sessions and teaching methods used to ensure program goals and objectives are met.

The program will use the academic half-day format for the majority of its core conferences including (but not limited) to core curriculum, evidence based medicine, journal club, case review, etc. There will also be a monthly Patient Safety Conference in the Department of Medicine.

General Fellow Rotation Schedule

Month Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
1 Consults EP Research
2 Consults EP Research
3 Consults CCU Consults
4 Hearth Failure CCU Consults
5 Cath Lab Consults Adv Cardiac Imaging
6 CCU Heart Failure Elective
7 CCU Echo / TEE Elective
8 Echo Adv Cardiac Imaging Elective
9 Echo Cath Lab Elective
10 Cath Lab (VA) Cath Lab (VA) Elective
11 Non-Invasive (VA) Nuclear (VA) Elective
12 Nuclear (VA) Vascular (VA) Elective