cardiology

  1. NYCking

    Specialties of interest

    Could the experts elaborate on how difficult would it be to get into a Cards fellowship, Heme/Onc Fellowship, and a Radiology Residency as a DO student after this new Step 1 being P/F. I'm most likely going to end up in a DO school, and these specialties so far interest me the most. Thank you.
  2. NYCking

    Cardiology or Radiology match rate?

    Hi, I'm curious as to how the two (rads and cards) are match friendly to DOs. I'm most likely going to end up at a DO school and wanted to know how hard would it be to get into IM then a cards fellowship or to get into a radiology program, especially w/ step 1 being p/f. Preferably would like to...
  3. M

    How can I get a good program with my non-modifiable factors?

    Hey everyone, I'm currently a PGY2 IM resident at a community program with no internal cardiology fellowship spot. I'm also a US-IMG with average board scores and with currently 1-2 poster presentations under my name and no other research. My goal is to start two retrospective research...
  4. Queen of Hearts1

    Peds Cardiology 2020 Fellowship

    It's that time of the year again !! please post your invitations and rejections below! Good luck everyone :)
  5. whosnisarg

    Rutgers NJMS 3 Year PC Program

    Hey guys! I was looking into Rutgers NJMS 3 Year Primary Care track. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Question: In the FAQ, they discourage anyone in the accelerated program from sub-specializing. However, if we would be board certified in Internal Med by the end, what prevents going onto an...
  6. whosnisarg

    Rutgers 3 Year Primary Care Track Question

    Hey guys! I was looking into Rutgers NJMS 3 Year Primary Care track. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Question: In the FAQ, they discourage anyone in the accelerated program from sub-specializing. However, if we would be board certified in Internal Med by the end, what prevents going onto an...
  7. S

    Taking Step 1 after Match for IM Fellowships

    Hello! I got in the mid-high 400s on my Comlex I and II and ended up taking Step 2CK and did pretty well (230s range). During interview season, PDs actually asked why there was such a jump between my COMLEX and USMLE scores and they wished I had taked Step 1. I am applying for IM and am looking...
  8. A

    Elective Advice

    I have been interested in Cardiology since undergrad and despite keeping an open mind through med school, I still feel like it's far and above my favorite. One of my first rotations is an elective. Sounds like a great chance to get into a cardiology away rotation early on but being that I'm...
  9. A

    Unofficial list of great cardiology programs

    Compiling this list for future reference as other relevant posts are fragmented. For those who have been through the fellowship application process, what programs impressed you the most on interview trail or hearing from experiences of others, like if you have to list 10 of them? As ranking...
  10. B

    Position Available 2019-2020 Cardiology Fellowship Opening

    Brandon Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of our Cardiology Fellowship. We have two PGY4 spots that we are trying to fill for July 1, 2019. Please pay close attention to the following information, as we have been approved outside of the Match. Eligibility: Must have...
  11. B

    2019-2020 Cardiology Fellowship Opening

    Brandon Regional Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of our ACGME accredited Cardiology Fellowship. We have two PGY4 spots to fill that will start July 1, 2019. Please pay close attention to the following information, as we have been approved outside of the Match. Eligibility: Below...
  12. V

    Why 1st 2nd or 3rd AV names

    Why are the AV blocks given the designations 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.? Is it by severity like getting burned or is there some other reason?
  13. D

    ECG Data on Philips Zymed Holter file type

    Starting my research and have the data type as .ZHR would like to convert the raw ECG data to .EDF or ASCII txt or .csv file so I can read it and analyze it in kubios. Any help is appreciate it. If you have the Philips Zymed software let me know. Thank you!
  14. G

    Cardiology vs. OB/GYN

    Hello! I'm a nurse hoping to go into medical school soon and while I KNOW that I have plenty of time to think about specialties, I wanted to get some opinions and a comparison of two candidates. Two very different candidates. Allow me to explain this odd juxtaposition. I have thought about...
  15. I

    How to play the Research Game

    Hello, I'm a M4 gunning Cardiology in a MD school. I have a research elective block coming up for my 4th year and I am hoping to make the best use in making my application stronger for comes cardiology application. Currently I have 4 published publications + 2 pending with most of it in...
  16. L

    What should I do?

    I am currently an interventional cardiology fellow at a semi-private hospital where I am concerned that my job as a trainee is mainly reduced to secretarial work without much emphasis on building the actual procedural skills. Currently I am required to do all the paper works for each patient...
  17. B

    Residency in Baltic states

    Hi, Everyone! I am a 6th year medical student in Georgia (Non-Eu country) and I want to continue with my specialization in Europe.I'm quite interested in Baltic States(Lithuania,Latvia,Estonia) and also in Poland.So I tried to find some information about residency in English language in these...
  18. S

    Quick question about MRCP(UK)

    Greetings Im 5th year med student and i plan to do mrcp examinations after finishing my studies, my question is, after finishing mrcp and getting my GMC registration what are the specialities that are available for me to apply for? On their website i only found 12 specialities, im planning to...
  19. C

    Current state of a career in pediatric cardiology

    Hey all, So I'm a peds intern right now and discerning different career options. One that I really like, but am a little nervous about, is Cardiology. My biggest reservation surrounds the lifestyle and the career opportunities. When choosing a sub-specialty I'm putting a premium on lifestyle. I...
  20. C

    Missed the registration deadline for ABIM boards-Advice needed!

    Hi. So, as embarrassing as this is, I missed the deadline for registering for the ABIM internal medicine boards for Aug/2018. There's no excuse that I feel could make such a ridiculous mistake sound any better. Despite the backloaded schedule, and third year chief duties etc etc, I have been...
  21. Akam ahz

    Diastolic pressure in older age

    Hello, I read in my book that: the normal arterial blood pressure (ABP) in the age of 20 years old = 120/70. Whilst when we get older at 60 years old, for instance, the ABP = 150/90. My question is about the increase in the diastolic value, why the diastolic pressure increases as we age...
  22. H

    Implantable cardiac device in patient going for surgery

    hi I have a question. why any patient w/ CIED who is going for surgery we switch off the device ?? is it because we use diathermy and it will ruin the device? thank you
  23. O

    Advanced PTEeXAM Preparation

    Hi everybody, I am trying to prepare for the Advanced PTEeXAM this coming July 2018. I am at odds as to what to use to prepare. I've been reading Perino, Sorrell and journals so far. A few people have said they used PTEMasters to prepare. Others say there are other resources besides PTEMasters...
  24. Z

    Medical question

    A patient with heart failure and hypotension, how much can i give normal saline without being overloaded? Can i give 500ml normal saline over 2 hours?
  25. _expecto__

    Pericardiocentesis question

    Hey guys, can't figure out why during bloody effusion in pericardial sac during tamponade we see fluid instead of a clot, isn't blood outside the blood vessel supposed to agglutinate, is it the constant movement that prevent clotting? is it fibrynolisis, can't find answer anywhere? Thanks
  26. P

    To stay or leave

    I started a general cardiology fellowship this year. It is in a rural area in a very small community program in Ohio. I moved from the other side of the country for this. Soon after starting the program we were notified the program is on a financial freeze. In 2 out of 3 hospitals there is no...
  27. Manunitedforlife91

    Fellowship after doing residency in a community program.

    Hello everyone. Trying SDN for the first time, would like to get some inputs with whole residency-fellowship match fiasco. I'm a first year IM Resident at one of university affiliated community programs and gung-ho on going into cardiology post residency. The university itself has fellowship...
  28. C

    Fair RVU target/benchmark for General Cardiology?

    Can anyone comment on what is a fair wRVU threshold for a new graduate in the general cardiology (non-invasive) job market? Or alternatively $/wRVU for Small town/rural location in the Southeast. Thanks!
  29. I

    Thoughts on UT Houston Cardiology?

    Would appreciate any input regarding the UT Houston Cardiology fellowship program: overall training, workload, fellow satisfaction, reputation, subspecialty matching, service/education balance, research opportunity, and mentorship. Thanks!
  30. D

    CRNA vs Surgery

    Hi, So I wanted to start off with describing my position. I'm 18 and I'm currently doing the pre-reqs for a nursing career, a plan that I've had since I was 12. However, in the last year or so, I've gained interest in cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery. Due to this, I've considered...
  31. _expecto__

    pericarditis vs heart infraction diagnosis

    Apart from the EKG, which is the best way to differentiate those two obviously, i've recently have seen a patient with pericarditis and he apparently felt more comfortable while sitting and leaning forward then laying down in bed, actually he didn't let us lay him down. On the other hand patient...
  32. ChinaCalHeartWatch

    Wanted: Global Health Students interested in Yunnan, China

    Interested in learning about the healthcare system in Rural China? Want to travel and experience new cultures? We are currently looking for students for our 2017 Winter Externship Activity from Dec.15-28th This is an exciting opportunity for premed students interested in medicine, especially...
  33. ChinaCalHeartWatch

    Healthcare Organization Global Health Opportunity in Yunnan China

    Interested in learning about the healthcare system in Rural China? Want to travel and experience new cultures? We are currently looking for students for our 2017 Winter Externship Activity from Dec.15-28th This is an exciting opportunity for premed students interested in medicine, especially...
  34. neuroace

    Do you want your name on my research paper?

    Hey guys, I'm a 2nd year Med student doing a research paper on the topic of "Contemporary Management of atypical ECG readings", and am looking for others to cover the left over sections of the paper in return to getting their name on it. This is a trending topic in Cardiology as atypical...
  35. C

    QT correction

    Hey All, While many articles and studies tout the importance of correcting the QT interval for either R-R or rate, there seems to be little consensus on what this means. In fact, many educational materials discuss this concept, then provide (potentially) outdated methods that may not have...
  36. G

    Utah general CV fellowship

    Does anyone have any insight into the general cardiology fellowship program in Utah?
  37. PreMedJustTryingHere

    Should I change research jobs???

    So I have been hired as a Summer Research student at a hospital with a renowned cardiologist. I am helping this doctor with this clinical research (dry lab - data entry every day) alongside a team of summer students. The problem is I am not very interested in this specialization and the work is...
  38. mathlete

    Switch out of fellowship physician-scientist track?

    I would really appreciate people's input on whether it is possible to switch out of a physician scientist track in cardiology fellowship (4 year, spot taken outside the match) into a regular 3 year training. I am now realizing that while I still want to have an academic career, my passion is in...
  39. SterlingMaloryArcher

    MD & DO Is the mediastinum an airtight cavity or is it just a defined imaginary area?

    I've always wondered but I have to propose a new medical device (you have to at the end of this class I'm taking, where you pitch it to BMEngineers. I doubt they're really expecting anything actually worthwhile from undergrads but I thought why not take it seriously and see what comes of it.)...
  40. M

    Why more chest infections in congenital heart disease?

    Does anyone know/have a reasonable guess as to why children with congenital heart disease eg VSD tend to get more chest infections?