Rotations by Program Year


Rotation (months)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Catheterization Laboratory
2  2  
Echocardiography 3  1  
Nuclear Cardiology/Stress
1
 1
 
Electrophysiology Service
1 1
 
Tisch Cardiac Serivce / HCC11 1 1
----
Bellevue Consultation Service
1  2
1
Bellevue CCU
1
 1
1
VA CCU / Consultation Service
 ----  1
1
Heart Failure Service
0.5
---- 1
Research Block 1 1 2-4
Elective 0.5
1 4-6
Vacation 1
 1 1
*available as elective
     

 

 

A Carefully Designed Sequence of Training Experiences

Our program is structured to provide graded experience, whereby required clinical laboratory training is heavily weighted to the first several rotations so as to impart the “tools of our trade” to the fellow in preparation for patient management. This basic clinical laboratory training is completed within the first 2 years. Fellows progress from beginning catheterization experience at Tisch Hospital in the first year and progress to greater responsibility at Bellevue in the second. The Bellevue Consultation service affords progressive training over all 3 years. The more intense VA CCU/Consultation Service and the more advanced clinical service of Heart Failure are reserved for the latter half of the second year and the third year respectively. A return to the Bellevue CCU during the third year likewise affords the trainee an opportunity to consolidate the entire clinical training experience.

 

Another strength of our block scheduling is the early introduction to sheltered research time with an even larger block afforded the trainee during the third year. In addition, there is ample elective time that for some may entail additional research and for others the opportunity to attain higher level training in one or another of the clinical laboratory experiences (cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, echocardiography, stress/nuclear or other imaging techniques.), enabling the fellow with a competitive edge for training in Interventional Cardiology or Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.

 

The disciplines of electrocardiography and ambulatory monitoring are taught continuously throughout the Program. Elective time can be utilized for dedicated training in Preventive Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine, and Cardiovascular Surgery. Other pursuits are available after pre-arrangement with the Program Director.