The noninvasive fellowship program consists of an opportunity in preventive cardiology. In the aggregate, twenty fellows have successfully completed the one year program.
The noninvasive fellowship program is designed as a one year commitment.
Prerequisite Training and Selection Criteria
Completion of an ACGME Internal Medicine Residency program or completion of ACGME Cardiovascular Fellowship program. Factors for acceptance include recommendations, reputation of the training institution, personal experience, and probability that the trainee will both contribute to and benefit from the program.
Goals and Objectives for Training
The Nuclear Cardiology Program seeks to develop skills in cardiovascular research, particularly noninvasive imaging by active participation in protocol design and development, participation in the recruitment of patients and coordination of the research, data analysis and manuscript/abstract preparation. The participant will also gain skills in nuclear cardiology procedures. This includes all forms of stress testing, performance of stress testing, interpretation of imaging, ECG testing and imaging results.
The clinical experiences in Preventive Cardiology teach fellows how to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk by providing expert training in lipid management, hypertension treatment, management of adult onset diabetes, exercise physiology, behavioral management of weight control and smoking cessation.
Fellows also learn about the cardiovascular rehabilitation program:
Fellows are involved in conducting trials and research projects in preventive cardiology to learn the appropriate design and conduction of projects, data analysis and presentation of data.