All teaching activities are carried out by the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of patient care, scholarship and clinical knowledge in their capacity as educators and role models for the trainees. The Faculty-Fellow ratio is approximately 2:1
Because the Division of Cardiology is within the Department of Medicine, Fellows are able to maintain their skills in the aspects of general internal medicine and those that relate to Cardiology. They will interact closely with the medicine residents, interns and students as they rotate through the cardiology services. Fellows will also maintain close working relationships with faculty and Fellows in other divisions of Medicine and in other departments in their role as consultative physicians. They will also work closely with technicians, physician assistants, nurses and other staff in the division.
Fellows must also participate in a weekly outpatient clinic for the accredited three years of their training. This important aspect of the training will allow Fellows to apply what they are learning in their clinical rotations to the actual practice of medicine, under the guidance and supervision of their clinical mentor. Fellows may have their outpatient clinic with a clinical mentor at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center or at the Bayview Medical Center. Approximately 140 patients are seen each month in the Fellows' clinics. Fellows in the optional year are given the opportunity to continue their continuity clinic and most elect to do so.