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Goals and Objectives of Fellowship Training
In accordance with ACGME guidance and requirements, our program has embraced and provided unique leadership for training fellows according to the ACGME’s Six General Competencies. Specific manuals and training tools have been developed to foster the fellows’ development in each of these competencies:
 
PATIENT CARE COMPETENCY
KNOWLEDGE BASE
PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT
INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
PROFESSIONALISM
SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE
 
Specific guidelines for competency training are incorporated into both our Divisional and sub-specialty manuals. Highlights of our competency training goals are summarized below:    

(A) PATIENT CARE COMPETENCY:

 

  • Be expert in gathering and interpreting clinical information, as developed through skills in medical interviewing, physical examination, effective use of diagnostic technologies and use of information technology.
  • Learning to extrapolate from current knowledge and experience to handle medical situations where an evidence base does not exist.   
  • Learning to effectively and efficiently develop and carry out patient management plans.
  • Become experts in acute care cardiology.
  • Become expert in the technical mastery of cardiac procedures, including their indications, potential complications, techniques, interpretation and therapeutic implications. 
  • Become expert in medical decision making, including learning how to weigh new and contradictory clinical information, evaluate discordant test results, consider the preferences of patients and view the consequences of medical decisions.

 

 

(B) KNOWLEDGE BASE:

  • To develop excellent cardiac knowledge in general and sub-specialty areas of Cardiology. 
 
  • To learn the essential and physiology, pathophysiology and basic science components of cardiovascular disease.  
 
  • To integrate epidemiology and socio-behavioral science that relates to the clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease.          
 

(C) PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT (PBLI):

 

  • To train our fellows to learn a systematic approaches to analyzing their practice patterns of medicine and improve upon them.    
  • To train our fellows in the development and use of evidence-medical practice.
  • To participate in and execute personal and group-based quality improvement projects. 
  • To foster our fellows teaching skills, and apply them to the teaching of  patients and their families, medical colleagues, and the community at large. 
  • To foster a commitment and desire for life-long learning. 
  • To promote proficiency in self-reflection in the setting of learning and self-improvement goals.

 

 

(D) INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

 

  • To foster effective medical communication with physicians, health professionals and administrators, and with health related agencies.
  • To foster fellows communication skills in relationship to patients and their families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • To foster excellent written communication skills.
  • To foster fellows’ non-verbal “peoples’ skills”, such as those that demonstrate such intangibles as the ability to show empathy, relieve anxiety, resolve conflict, and work well within team settings.
 

 

 

(E) PROFESSIONALISM:

 

  • To develop and promote a commitment to practice medicine with compassion, integrity, and respect for others.
  • To promote an adherence to the ethical practice of medicine.
  • To promote a respect for patient privacy and autonomy.
  • To promote a cultural sensitivity that accounts for and is responsive to the needs of patients and colleagues as it relates to such issues as age, gender, race, religious preferences,  disabilities, and other cultural considerations. 

 

 

 

(F) SYSTEMS BASED PRACTICE:

 

  • To expose fellows to the theory and practice of systems thinking and systems-based medical practice as it relates to Cardiology.
  • To foster multi-disciplinary medical care management skills
  • To promote cost effective use of medical resources and services for optimizing patient care within the health care system.  
  • To learn how to identify and resolve systems-based barriers that impairs the practice of optimal medical care.
 

 


 

 

 

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