Cardiology | Fellowship | Echocardiography
Fellows enjoy starting their training with a hands-on ECHO “bootcamp” where they learn the basics of cardiac ultrasonography before starting any clinical work. Fellows are assigned 3 months of echo training in their first year at which time the emphasis is placed on doing the scans alongside our experienced team of Cardiac Sonographers. Our training program believes the ability to perform a high-quality echo is invaluable when it comes to learning the art of interpretation. As the fellows’ scanning skills improve, they transition into more advanced scanning (e.g. transesophageal) and interpretation. An additional 1-2 months are assigned during the second and third years of fellowship where the focus is primarily on advanced imaging (e.g. transesophageal, 3D, and fetal echocardiography) and improving efficiency with basic transthoracic scanning and interpretation. Fellows on echo rotation also review the charts and images for patients being presented at the weekly Heart Center Disposition Conference. This gives the fellow a unique opportunity to distill a wide variety of clinical data into a summarized assessment and recommendation for complex patients with the guidance of senior faculty.
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