This one/two year fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with the skills required to function at a consultant cardiology level. The Division of Cardiology at the Toronto General Hospital has recently gone through a process of transformation of the ward care model. The trainee will have an essential role within this new model by
This one/two year fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with the skills required to function at a consultant cardiology level. The Division of Cardiology at the Toronto General Hospital has recently gone through a process of transformation of the ward care model.
The trainee will have an essential role within this new model by taking a senior role in managing patients and supervising cardiology residents and medical students.
The training will provide knowledge in the management of complex cardiovascular patients as well as teaching and research skills.
Specifically, the trainee will gain experience in the following areas:
1- Triage of acute cardiac patients in the Emergency Department
2- Management of patients with complex cardiovascular diseases including heart failure, complex valvulopathies, preoperative cardiac evaluations, post operative cardiac patients, acute and chronic ischemic patients
3- General cardiology consult service. As part of the change in the cardiology care model, the general cardiology consult service will be integrated to the cardiology ward activities.
4- The trainee will be expected to attend at least one ambulatory clinic per week so as to develop the particular skills required for the managing patients on a longitudinal basis
5- The trainee will be expected to do night and week-end call as per the fellowship agreement.
The trainee will be expected to attend formal cardiolgoy teaching rounds including didactive and bedside teaching rounds.
6- The trainee will be in charge of the coordination and implementation of our monthly cardiology multidisciplinary rounds
We are expecting that the fellowship will provide the trainee with the opportunity to:
1- Improve history taking skills
2- Improve management of complex cardiovascular patients
3- Learn therapeutics from an evidence based viewpoint
4- Learn how to conduct clinical research
5- Organize and lead cardiovascular multidisciplinary rounds and journal clubs
It is expected that the trainee develop research skills and conduct a clinical study in conjunction with a staff cardiologist on a topic of mutual interest. The results of this research will be presented in a National or International meeting and will be published in a peer reviewed journal.
The trainee will have teaching responsibilities of undergraduate and graduate students.
Requirements: Fluent in English (minimum TOEFL score 237 and TSE 50)
Funding: approximately annual salary $60,000.
Candidates should submit a letter of intents and CV in English to Diego.Delgado@uhn.ca