Department of Pediatrics - Cardiology Fellowship

Educational Activities

Conferences and Teaching

The fellow participates in the conferences and postgraduate programs sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. The fellow will be responsible for informal and formal presentations to the medical students and residents on the Cardiology service on topics relating to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in children.

Echocardiography Conference

Cardiac Pathology Specimen Review

Bi-monthly

One-on-one teaching session with a Pediatric Pathologist examining heart specimens with congenital heart diseases.

Clinical Management Conference

Weekly

This conference provides the patient care team the opportunity to present patients for discussion with difficult or interesting clinical management problems.

Department Conferences and Meetings

Variable

The Department of Pediatrics hosts a variety of conferences and sessions that enhance clinical training and meet ABP and ACGME requirements. These conferences and meetings give our fellows an opportunity to interact with well-established clinicians and researchers, both internal and external to URMC.

Echocardiography Conference

Weekly

This conference is for the fellows, echo faculty, and sonographers. Discussions may focus on a particular interesting echo performed in the last week or may be a didactic discussion of a particular topic related to echocardiography.

Electrocardiogram Interpretation

Weekly

This conference covers the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias.

Fellow Lecture Series

Weekly

This is a weekly didactic lecture series, which covers all aspects of Pediatric Cardiology. The fellows and faculty present the lectures.

Journal Club

Quarterly

This conference serves to review current literature on a topic pertinent to the practice of clinical pediatric cardiology. The fellows will rotate responsibility for presenting the journal articles reviewed.

Monday Morning Report Conference

Weekly

The entire Pediatric Cardiology Team gathers to review in-hospital patient activity from the previous weekend and review the upcoming week’s schedule.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Quarterly 

This conference reviews all mortality and significant morbidity occurring on the cardiology and cardiac surgery services. Fellows will compile data on these patients and present them at the conference.

Pediatric MRI Conference

Monthly

Case review of cardiac MRI images and interpretation.  Discussion on MRI applications and the role of MRI in congenital heart disease.

Surgical Conference

Weekly

This conference provides the cardiology team the opportunity to discuss each patient scheduled for surgery in the upcoming week.