Medical Knowledge

Fellows must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

  1. Fellows will assist in conducting rounds on inpatient services and/or present patients directly thereby allowing the supervising attending physician to assess their medical knowledge as it relates to specific patient cases.
  2. Fellows will provide periodic didactic teaching sessions for the house staff on inpatient teaching rounds.
  3. Fellows are expected to develop a reading system that will facilitate a broad knowledge base of cardiology. This reading system should include major cardiology texts, landmark clinical trials, and current literature published in common cardiology journals.
  4. Fellows will present at a variety of weekly conferences, including Echo and Cath Conference.
  5. Fellows will give a formal grand rounds lecture yearly during their fellowship.
  6. Fellows will present an article yearly at Journal Club.
  7. Fellows will maintain a thorough procedure log to document technical skills training.
  8. Fellows are expected to attend at least 80% of teaching conferences that are designed to cover a thorough curriculum in cardiovascular diseases.
  9. Each fellow will have the opportunity to attend a national meeting during their fellowship.
  10. Fellows present patients to the attending and are directly observed while performing invasive procedures.