Service Requirements

Requirements

Clinical Activity:

The fellow will be required to work 16 hours per week in a supervisory role in the ED functioning at the rank of Clinical Instructor. The fellow will supervise residents and medical students and residents rotating in the ED. All clinical time will be spent at UVA hospital.

Education:

  • The fellow will be expected to participate in the Emergency Medicine resident lecture series with a minimum of two lectures in the academic year.
  • Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in the fourth-year medical student didactic lecture series.

Prerequisites

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Emergencies

Candidates should have residency training and/or ABEM board certification in Emergency Medicine and will be required to obtain licensure for the practice of medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Educational Objectives

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Emergencies

Clinical Objectives:

  • Hone clinical skills regarding the direct care of patients with acute cardiac emergencies
  • Learn management skills for clinical operation of a chest pain observation and diagnostic unit
  • Receive training in exercise stress testing protocols and interpretation
  • Receive exposure to advanced nuclear imaging protocols and interpretation
  • Receive exposure to basic echocardiography for the diagnosis of cardiovascular emergencies

Research Objectives:

  • Receive training in the fundamentals of clinical research design
  • Learn the fundamentals of Bayes’ Theorem and incremental testing models
  • Participate in ongoing collaborative research involving myocardial contrast echocardiography, cardiac serum markers, outpatient diagnostic strategies for acute coronary syndromes, and other projects