Fellows begin the year working one-on-one with CT faculty experiencing the full gamut of open and minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The remainder of the year is spent supervising residents with progressing degrees of responsibility and autonomy under the close direction of the faculty. This allows fellows to gain experience as a solo practitioner as well as training in supervision and teaching, all under the supervision of attending faculty.
Transesophageal echocardiography is performed daily throughout the year. Fellows routinely personally perform roughly 300 TEEs each year, in addition to reviewing additional studies. This extensive hands on experience, combined with personalized teaching both in and out of the OR, as well as the option for dedicated elective time in echocardiography, produces a truly unique training experience.
Formal lectures are held weekly and are supplemented by "chalk talks," short informal CT discussions covering high-yield TEE topics.
Our large referral base allows fellows to experience advanced clinical medicine while living in a town with minimal traffic and small-town atmosphere.