Task Force 6: Training in Specialized Electrophysiology, Cardiac Pacing, and Arrhythmia Management

All fellows complete 2 months on the Electrophysiology (EP) service to achieve level 1 EP training. Fellows wishing to practice Electrophysiology must complete an additional year of training dedicated to EP. The EP service covers all EP consults and procedures at both the University Hospital and the VAMC. Fellows evaluate inpatient consults at both hospitals and perform device interrogations with the EP faculty physician. Fellows obtain informed consent, explain indications and contraindications of procedures, and may assist with procedures performed in the EP laboratory, usually during the senior year of training. A weekly EP Conference is held at UIHC to review interesting EP cases, basic EP topics. Hands-on sessions with the device representatives are scheduled at the beginning of each year to acquaint fellows with the device interrogation equipment. Also, basic EP topics are addresses during the core curriculum conference series.