sallyhasanidea

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Are there any programs known to get you to the following during 3 years general cardiology fellowship, without any advanced training:

1. COCATS Level 3 Echocardiography (9 months needed)
2. COCATS Level 3 Nuclear Cardiology (4 months + additional training)
3. COCATS Level 3 Cardiovascular CT
4. COCATS Level 2 Cardiac Cath
5. COCATS Level 2 Electrophysiology
6. COCATS Level 3 Vascular Medicine

If the above combination is not possible, or if it is not known for any programs to be able to expose residents to the above volume, does anybody know of any programs that would fulfill the following criteria:

1. COCATS Level 3 Echocardiography (9 months needed)
2. COCATS Level 2 Nuclear Cardiology (4 months)
3. COCATS Level 2 Cardiovascular CT
4. COCATS Level 2 Cardiac Cath
5. COCATS Level 2 Electrophysiology
6. COCATS Level 2 Vascular Medicine

A mentor recommended me to find a program that allows adequate exposure to level 3 echo, as it's useful to run an echo lab; but is there anything else that would be useful to get level 3 in during fellowship (with aims to either go into a mixed IC/General cards practice)
 

aafisahar

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Most programs that aren't East/West Coast Ivory tower types will get you what you need. Level 3 is mostly for dick measuring contests.
 

cards67

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Level 2 echo, nuc and cath should get you mostly any gen cards job out there. With echo being highest priority. This cocats stuff is often way over-stated. Level 3 in anything is unnecessary for gen cards. If an employer actually has a lab and is serious about you running a lab, they'd likely want that 4th year anyway.
 
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