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Program Overview

The objective of the University of Chicago, NorthShore, Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease is to provide an academically and clinically rigorous training program to give the trainee outstanding skills in general cardiology as well as advanced training in clinical cardiology. The aim of the program is to provide the trainee with the needed clinical knowledge, procedural skills, clinical judgment, professionalism and interpersonal skills required as a specialist in cardiovascular diseases.  This training will prepare our fellows to function as highly competent cardiologists. 

The University of Chicago, NorthShore Training Program in Cardiovascular Disease offers a unique opportunity for general cardiovascular experience and community-based education.  The fellows work in a high-volume cardiovascular division with opportunities at NorthShore hospital sites (Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital and Skokie Hospital) and have the opportunity to work with busy clinicians, private practitioners and researchers.  Cardiovascular rotations in laboratories (cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, echocardiography, imaging, stress testing, vascular) and general consultation experiences in the inpatient and outpatient settings are core components of this program.

The goals of the program include achieving high-quality training in each of the following areas as outlined in the Guidelines for Training in Adult Cardiovascular Medicine Core Cardiology Training Symposium (COCATS-3) published by the AHA and ACC:

We have dedicated faculty in a variety of areas including:

  • General cardiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Heart failure
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional and structural
  • Cardiac CT/MRI
  • Vascular medicine
  • Research

In addition, second and third-year fellows have a built-in elective Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant rotation at the University of Chicago.

There is ample time for research and electives in this 3-year curriculum. 

Rotation Overview:  

Rotation

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Consults-Evanston

 

3 months

2 months

1 month

Cath Lab

 

2 months

2 months

*

Consults-Glenbrook 

 

1 month

1 month

1 month

Electrophysiology Holter

 

1 month

1 month

1 month

Research

 

1 month

1 month

Elective

CT/ MRI

 

n/a

1 month

1 month

Heart Failure

 

1 month

1 month

1 month

Echocardiography

 

2 months

2 months

*

Nuclear/Stress Echo/EKG

 

2 months

1 month

1 month

Advanced Adult Heart Failure &

Transplant University of Chicago

n/a

1 month Elective

1 month Elective

Continuity Clinic

 

Thursday 1/2 day

Wednesday 1/2 day

Wednesday 1/2 day

*Electives:  HF, Electrophysiology, Cath Lab, Echocardiography, CT/MRI, Preventative, Vascular Research