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Advanced Cardiac Imaging

The Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship is a 12-month program conducted at the NorthShore University Health System based in Evanston, Illinois.  The program includes hands-on supervised clinical training predominantly in Cardiac MRI and Cardiac CT.  Additional opportunities are available to gain experience in intra-procedural TEE for structural heart interventions, as well as advanced nuclear imaging including stress Rubidium, FDG-PET, and TcPYP imaging.  There are opportunities to participate in clinical research and formal didactics including multi-modality imaging conferences.  The NorthShore University Health System is a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Clinical Training: The trainee will work closely with cardiologists, radiologists, and technologists.  The fellow will be expected to interact with patients directly and be actively involved with study protocoling, image acquisition, image interpretation and analysis, and reporting. Trainees will perform sufficient cases to qualify for Level III COCATS training in cardiac MRI and CT.

Research Training:  In addition to clinical training, all fellows will participate actively in scholarly projects. Research training will include one-on-one interaction with experienced investigators to learn study design, data organization, data analysis, and abstract/ manuscript writing. Fellows will be expected to submit abstracts for presentation at national meetings and compose manuscripts for publication in refereed journals.

Conferences:  Didactic sessions are held at least weekly and include clinical, research, and technology topics. Fellows will also participate in case conferences and journal clubs and assist in training junior cardiology fellows.

Eligibility:
 

Applicants must have completed a general cardiology fellowship prior to starting. Level II competency in at least one area of cardiovascular imaging is required. Licensure to practice medicine in the State of Illinois is required.   If interested please send the required documents (Current CV, 3 LOR, and copies of USMLE Step 1-3 score) to the Program Coordinator: Karen Claybourne (kclaybourne@northshore.org)

 

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