Rotation Overview

The first two years of fellowship training expose trainees to the broad spectrum of clinical cardiology.  Fellowship training at UW Cardiology is rigorous with high clinical and procedural volumes.  Trainees manage high acuity patient populations at state-of-the-art facilities, serving as cardiology consultants for acutely ill inpatients, providing critical (ICU) cardiovascular care, ambulatory care, and performing/interpreting invasive and noninvasive diagnostic procedures.

Procedural volume is tracked throughout training by the specific laboratories (echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, nuclear cardiology) and a self-reporting system.

The third year of fellowship training includes integrated training in advanced clinical and scholarly work, including participation in clinical quality improvement initiatives.  Rotations align with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements and the American College of Cardiology’s Core Cardiology Training Symposium (COCATS) guidelines for clinical core training in cardiology.

Year One

  • Cardiology A UWMC (general inpatient cardiology wards)
  • Cardiology B UWMC (heart failure/transplantation inpatient cardiology wards)
  • UWMC Echocardiography I (transthoracic/stress)
  • Harborview inpatient cardiology consultation/cardiac catheterization
  • Harborview echocardiography
  • VAMC Inpatient cardiology consultation

Year Two

  • Cardiac intensive care unit  
  • UWMC Echocardiography II (transesophageal)
  • UWMC Electrophysiology
  • UWMC Inpatient cardiology consultation
  • UWMC Nuclear cardiology
  • UWMC Adult congenital heart disease
  • UWMC Cardiac catheterization

Year Three

  • Cardiac intensive care unit
  • UWMC Mechanical circulatory support consultation (VAD)
  • UWMC Junior attending general inpatient cardiology wards
  • Advanced subspecialty elective time (imaging, cath, EP, echo, ACHD, PVD, heart failure)
  • Clinical quality improvement