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Rotation Overview

fellows conducting a physical examThe 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.

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For a more detailed description of the training program and clinical rotations, please review our Cardiology Fellowship Program Manual (pdf).

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)  
  • UWMC Echocardiography I (transthoracic/stress)
  • Harborview Inpatient Wards/CCU
  • Harborview Inpatient Cardiology Consultation/Cardiac Catheterization
  • Harborview Echocardiography
  • VAMC Inpatient Cardiology Consultation
  • VAMC Cardiac Catheterization

Year Two

  • Cardiology B UWMC (heart failure/transplantation inpatient cardiology wards)
  • 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 (VAD)
  • Advanced Subspecialty Elective Time
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Research Blocks