Most rotations during the first-year of fellowship are one month in length, the exception is the Cath Lab rotation which is usually 2 consecutive months.
The first year fellow gets the basics: 3 inpatient general cardiology months, 1 electrophysiology, 1 congestive heart failure, 2 echo months, 1 nuclear month, 2 months of non-invasive studies (performing all types of stress testing and electrocardiography), and 2 consecutive cath lab months.
The 2nd year continues to fulfill requirements with similar rotations but expanded to include an advanced imaging (MRI/CT) month, non-invasive peripheral vascular month, a month long experience with CV surgeons and pediatric cardiologists.
The 3rd year is tailored for the fellow’s interests and is all electives except a month of supervising the first year fellow during their initial inpatient general cardiology month and 1 external month at our cardiology hospital location.
Research can be concordant with other rotations or a separate time block depending on the fellow’s interests.