Clinical and Research Components
Fellows spend 2-3 days per week in the Preventive Cholesterol Management/Preventive Cardiology Clinic under Dr. Thompson’s supervision.
Two days per week are spent with patients in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The fellow learns to design appropriate exercise training regimens for the patients and to run such a program.
The educational approach is experiential with supervision. In all experiences the fellow is required to be the first to meet the patient to formulate an appropriate plan and to discuss this with Dr. Thompson.
Participant’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities
The fellows do not rotate through various experiences, but spend their year in the Preventive Cholesterol Management/Preventive Cardiology Clinic, the LDL Apheresis program, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, the Athletes’ Heart Program, and Preventive Cardiology Research. The teaching approach is patient-based experience with faculty review and discussion, plus targeted research projects and review of the literature.
Weekly sessions are held in various subspecialities including: noninvasive cardiology, cardiac catheterization, prevention cardiology, arrhythmia services, journal club, chief’s rounds, and cardiology grand rounds.
Fellows will be evaluated monthly on progress of research projects and gained clinical skills. This will be performed by each section leader. The curriculum remains the same regardless of the pathway the applicant comes from as the fellowship provides a way for the trainee to gain a new set of clinical experiences.