The Fellowship Curriculum has been designed so that fellows develop expertise in all areas of general clinical cardiology. Fellows will spend time in Required Rotations gaining clinical experience and developing expertise, skills, knowledge, and attitudes leading to high level proficiency and competency in general clinical cardiology.
In addition, through selected Elective Rotations, fellows are able to expand their training in areas of specific interest such as Peripheral Vascular Disease, Advanced Imaging, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension or Advanced Heart Failure.
Our Clinical Training curriculum follows the recommendations of the consensus statement emanating from the Core Cardiology Training Symposium (COCATS) sponsored by The American College of Cardiology.
Fellows will utilize the unique Jump Simulation, a 55,000 square foot facility next to OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center. The focused learning area of Jump includes a skills laboratory space to train learners in technical skills and a virtual reality space with gaming-like simulators allowing self-directed learning for procedures.
During Research Training, fellows will be exposed to a wide variety of research areas including clinical trials, outcomes research, and epidemiology. Fellows will be closely mentored by faculty with experience in clinical research and will demonstrate evidence of scholarship.