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Curriculum

Introductory Lecture Series

During the first year of the program, in addition to clinical rotations, the introductory lecture series provides instruction in the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to cardiovascular disease.

  • Antiarrhythmic therapy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • CABG/On and Off Pump
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Compensated CHF
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Conscious Sedation
  • CPR
  • Decompensated CHF
  • EBCT
  • Echo Conference
  • ECP
  • Ethics
  • Intro to Echo/Doppler
  • Management of Acute CVA
  • MI/Lytics
  • MI/Non-lytic
  • Multi vessel PCI vs CAB
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Pacemakers/ICDs
  • Pacers, Pumps, and Politics
  • Palliative Care
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • PET
  • Pre-op evaluation
  • Physician impairment
  • Pulmonary HTN
  • Radiation Safety
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Risk stratifying post-MI
  • Sleep/fatigue
  • Stress Testing
  • SVT/Ablation
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

Required Core Clinical Rotations

Fellows are provided instruction and experience in patient care and management, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and related sciences through the following required curriculum:

Key to the Learning Objectives

Coronary Care Unit (The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Bayview)(3 months)

Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation (General/Advanced) (2 months)

Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization (General/Advanced) [concurrent exposure to vascular medicine] (4 months)

General Cardiology Consultations (3 months)

Electrophysiology (2 months)

Preventive Cardiology (1 month)

Non-Invasive Cardiology, including echocardiography, TTE and TEE's, Doppler, stress testing and Holter monitoring. (4 months)

Nuclear cardiology (2 months)

Continuity Clinic (The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Bayview)  (1/2 day weekly for 36 months)

Instruction also is provided in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Ethics, and PET.

Elective experiences are available in the following areas: Pediatric Cardiology; Vascular Medicine/Intervention; Advanced Non-invasive imaging, including Echocardiography, MRI, and CT; and, Cardiothoracic Surgery. These experiences are recommended and are available to interested Fellows.

Consult the program director for advanced training in the areas of cardiomyopathy, interventional cardiology, and electrophysiology.

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