Curriculum

Curriculum1. Clinical and research components: The program includes a core group of rotations that provides a well-founded understanding of contemporary cardiology. In addition, the research, elective, and flexible components of the residency allow the trainee, in collaboration with the program director and mentor, to fashion a program that prepares him/her for different career paths in cardiovascular medicine. Training with and access to computer systems and data bases and other learning resources at NYHQ will provide the resident with the skills and habits necessary for continued education throughout their careers.

2. Participant’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities: Meaningful patient responsibility for development of diagnostic strategies, planning, record keeping, order and prescription writing, management, discharge summary preparation, and decision making commensurate with residents’ abilities under the supervision of an attending physician. Time spent on consulting services, during which the resident has on-going, supervised responsibility for direct patient care, including planning, record keeping, order writing and management, can be credited as meaningful patient responsibility.

3. Procedural requirements: 

  • 150 right and left heart catheterizations
  • 450 exercise stress tests
  • 100 nuclear stress tests 
  • 200 echocardiography studies (perform)
  • 150 echocardiography studies (interpret)
  • 3,800 electrocardiograms
  • 150 ambulatory ECG recordings

4. Didactic components:

  • Core Cardiology Conference – weekly during academic year
  • Cath/Cardiac Surgery Case Conference – weekly
  • Fellows Morning Report - weekly
  • Basic Science/Research Conference – monthly
  • Journal Club – weekly
  • Cath/Cardiac Surgery Morbidity & Mortality - bi-monthly
  • Fellows Lecture Series

5. Progression in responsibilities by PGY level: Within each curriculum area resident responsibilities and degree of independence in performing procedures and patient management advance with each rotation. The expected progression of these skills and responsibilities is set in the syllabus of each area of concentration.

 
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