Our rotation schedule consists of 13 four-week blocks per year. Fellows take night and weekend calls from home. Second- and third-year fellows take cardiac catheterization and echocardiography calls and proportionately less general cardiology calls.
- University Hospital (UH) Coronary Intensive Care Unit/Cardiology Ward Service
- UH Cardiology Consultation Service
- VA Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Cardiology Consultation Service
- UH Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
- VA Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
- Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Service
- UH Graphics and Cardiac Rehabilitation
- UH Echocardiography Laboratory
- VA Echocardiography Laboratory
- Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT and MRI)
- Nuclear Cardiology
- Adult Congenital Heart Disease (elective)
- Advanced Heart Failure (elective)
- Cardiovascular Research
The first year of fellowship is dedicated primarily to clinical training with the exception of fellows on the research track. Fellows rotate on the University Hospital (UH) Cardiac Intensive Care Unit/Ward Service, UH and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital (VA) Cardiology Consultation Services and on the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Service. In addition, fellows rotate in the UH or VA Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and in the UH Echocardiography Laboratory.
During the second year of fellowship, fellows rotate on the UH Cardiac Intensive Care Unit/Ward rotation and both UH and VA Cardiology Consultation Services. They receive more in-depth training in the UH and VA Cardiac Catheterization and the UH and VA Echocardiography Laboratories. Fellows also rotate on the Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Service and on the Nuclear Cardiology Service.
During the third fellowship year, fellows receive additional training in the UH and VA Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. They continue to receive training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and in Nuclear Cardiology. In addition, fellows rotate on the Advanced Cardiac Imaging and Vascular rotations.
Fellows in Cardiovascular Disease are provided a broad spectrum of opportunities to acquire clinical experience in and knowledge of adult cardiovascular diseases in the inpatient setting, in the outpatient setting and in the clinical laboratories.
Fellows maintain a weekly continuity outpatient clinic one-half day per week throughout their fellowship. They are provided four to 12 months of dedicated research time during their fellowship depending on their level of interest and productivity. They are permitted to take electives in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Advanced Heart Failure during their second or third fellowship year. Research rotations are interspersed throughout the fellowship except for research track fellows whose research rotations are taken en bloc. Each fellow is provided an educational stipend to attend one national cardiovascular scientific meeting during their fellowship. The division will provide support for travel, expenses and registration for fellow research presentations at major national cardiovascular meetings in addition to their educational stipend.