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Cardiology Clinic Experience

 A central component of our Cardiology fellows’ experience is their weekly cardiology clinic, taking place one afternoon per week. Each fellow manages approximately 8 new and returning patients each clinic session, under the supervision of our skilled clinical faculty  Fellows follow their patients continuously throughout their three-year fellowship.

The goal of this experience is to teach our fellows how to develop and apply the full range of their growing fund of medical knowledge and experience to clinical problems.   The faculty will guide the fellows in developing reasonable and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic skills. Through their clinic experience, it is anticipated that all fellows will come to:

  • Hone their skills in designing diagnostic and therapeutic evaluations.
  • Understand the role of the specialist/consultant in managing out-patient problems. 
  • Learn the intricacies of being a consultant and work with referring physicians on behalf of patients with CVD, such as collaborating with surgeons in clearing patients for various procedures.
  • Learn data management, such as making sure that relevant information is both gathered and transmitted in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Improve their history taking and physical examination skills. Unique physical finding should be shared among all fellow participants, pending patient approval.
  • Learn how to utilize diagnostic and therapeutic resources in an efficient and cost-effective fashion.

All new patient encounters are reviewed with the faculty, including the plans for further evaluation and patients’ required short-term and long-term treatment.  One of the central lessons to be learned from clinic experience is to match an intended treatment plan to the unique needs of each individual. This is important because patients often bring a set of unique values that are important to them. And need to be considered when developing an effective treatment plan. It is essential for the fellows to learn how to navigate through the thicket of patients’ personalities, individual insights and limitations, and social realities in this regard.

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