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Curriculum

Cath Lab Procedures

The Interventional Fellow will spend four and a half days each week in the cardiovascular laboratories performing diagnostic and interventional procedures under direct supervision. Fellows will have the opportunity to perform peripheral vascular or structural heart cases after ensuring proficiency in coronary interventions. All rotations will take place at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. At the end of the first year the fellow will have completed the ACGME requirements for training in interventional cardiology.

Each fellow will also be responsible for the care of patients while in hospital that have undergone these procedures. The full-time faculty will supervise this care.

The on-call responsibilities are expected to average approximately 1 in 4 weeknights and 1 in 4 weekends. Each fellow is expected to do at least 300-350 coronary interventions during the fellowship.

Outpatient Clinic

The Interventional fellow will spend one half day each week at the outpatient clinic of the program director or key faculty. The fellow will evaluate patients before and after coronary, structural and peripheral vascular procedures.

Conference Schedule

Tuesday
Weekly Cath conference (7-8 am)

Wednesday
Monthly Cardiology Grand Rounds (2nd Wednesday 12 noon)
Weekly Echo / Imaging conference – 7 am (excluding M&M conference days) *
Quarterly Morbidity and Mortality (3rd Wednesday 7am) – (Aug, Nov, Feb, May)
Monthly Interventional Cardiology Journal club (1st Wednesday 6 pm)

Friday
Weekly Structural heart valve conference (7 am)

* - optional for Interventional cardiology fellow.

Didactic Lectures

Thursday
Weekly Interventional Didactic lecture (6-7 pm)

Research

The Interventional fellow will have opportunities to participate in clinical trials, outcomes-based research and quality initiatives. Fellows are encouraged to publish and present their work at national and international meetings.

Evaluations

Fellows will be evaluated on a quarterly basis by all full-time faculties. They will meet with the program director each quarter to discuss their evaluations. Fellows are expected to complete evaluations and duty hours on the software program New Innovations.