The goal of the program is to train cardiovascular medicine sub-specialty residents (fellows) to become highly competent specialists in all areas of cardiovascular disease. Each rotation in the program is designed within the constructs of the AAMC-GME Core Curriculum; each rotation has competency-based goals and objectives for each assignment at each educational level which has been integrated into the curriculum.
Fellows will, after three years, have the requisite training and experience to perform careful and accurate cardiovascular examinations in a wide variety of patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular diseases, interpret routine and specialized laboratory studies and initiate and monitor pharmacologic therapy. In addition, all fellows will have gained experience at the COCATS Level 2 requirements.
Upon completing the CVD fellowship, the program director will provide each fellow with a summative evaluation that will document the fellow’s performance during the final period of education, and verify that the fellow has demonstrated sufficient competence to enter practice without direct supervision.