Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease Academic Conferences
The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology, a part of NYU Langone, provides an array of required educational conferences presented by expert faculty members.
Fellows attend a series of seminars focused on the practice of cardiology in the emergency setting, echocardiography, and clinical arrhythmia during the first two months of training. These didactic sessions help prepare trainees for the emergency call and night float rotations that begin in early September of the first year. Fellows also attend an introductory seminar series on basic electrophysiology and another focusing on cardiac catheterization.
Additional introductory seminars teach fellows the operations of our hospital systems, an awareness of quality issues, such as patient safety and national practice goals, and the basics of investigational study design and literature review.
Twice weekly for the remainder of the academic year, our faculty offer intensive, in-depth seminars on topics ranging from basic science to pathophysiology to clinical applications. Every week, fellows attend lectures by internationally recognized scholars at our Cardiology Grand Rounds. These speakers, chosen jointly by our faculty and fellows, spend a “Visiting Professor” day on campus that includes a dinner with faculty and fellows, as well as rounding and meeting with our fellows for career discussions, guidance, and networking.
Fellows in all years of training present conferences on a regular basis. At our weekly Cardiology Journal Club, trainees present publications from the current literature to their peers and a large group of faculty members for analysis and review. Our clinical investigation group presides over a Cardiology Research Conference at which fellows present their experience with new and ongoing projects. Every Thursday morning, the entire division gathers for the Cardiology Clinical Case Conference to hear fellows present challenging and instructive cases.
In addition, each clinical laboratory holds its own weekly conference at which a mix of faculty members and rotating fellows present topics and cases for review and discussion.