This schedule represents a general guideline and is adapted to the individual fellow’s goals and training needs. Additional elective time in cardiac catheterization, advanced imaging, adult congenital heart disease, transplant cardiology and electrophysiology is available during research/elective months.

First YearInpatient Service: 12 weeks
Night shift: eight weeks
Cardiac Catheterization: ten weeks
Echocardiography: 12 weeks
Electrophysiology: four weeks
Research/Elective: six weeks
Second YearInpatient Service: five weeks
Night shift: six weeks
Cardiac Catheterization: four weeks
Echocardiography: four weeks
Heart Failure/Transplant: four weeks
CICU: eight weeks
Research/Elective: 16 weeks
Cardiology Consults: five weeks
Third YearNight shift: four weeks
Cardiac Catheterization: three weeks
Echocardiography: two weeks
Adult Congenital: two weeks
Research/Elective: 28 weeks
CICU: two weeks
Cardiology Consults: 12 weeks

Conference schedule

Clinical experiences are complemented by a series of teaching conferences in the Cardiology Division and in the Department of Pediatrics. Teaching conferences for pediatric cardiology fellows are held daily in a variety of formats and venues — some led by attendings and others by fellows. In both didactic and interactive sessions, fellows receive weekly education on core cardiology subjects and research fundamentals, discuss echo and angiography cases, present cardiology cases for discussion of medical and/or surgical management and review inpatient cases. Monthly conferences include Morbidity and Mortality conference, Journal Club and Cardiac ICU case conference and Pathology conference. Twice a year the PEC meets to discuss administrative and other issues regarding the fellowship program.