Task Force 1: Training in Clinical Cardiology
Extensive training in general clinical cardiology occurs both in the inpatient and outpatient as well as in the laboratory and non-laboratory settings. The cardiology fellow is primarily responsible for the management of inpatients with cardiovascular diseases on the UIHC consult service, UIHC CVICU (intensive care unit), UIHC heart failure service, UIHC inpatient electrophysiology service, VAMC inpatient consult service and VAMC outpatient cardiology service. Training in procedural skills is acquired in the UIHC and VAMC cardiac catheterization laboratory, nuclear medicine/cardiology laboratory, echocardiography laboratory and exercise testing laboratory. Outpatient consults and management of chronic cardiovascular disease takes place in the weekly continuity clinics at the UIHC and VAMC Cardiology Clinics.