1. The SDN iPhone App is back and free through November! Get it today and please post a review on the App Store!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

Will cards fellowship be harder next year?

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by ecCA1, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. ecCA1

    ecCA1 Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Once you have to do a cards fellowship to be TEE-certified as an anesthesiologist, I've heard that hearts fellowships will become noticeably more difficult to obtain. How realistic is this?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. 2ndyear

    2ndyear Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Messages:
    910
    Likes Received:
    37
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    In my opinion, not really. It's hard to pass up big bucks as a CA-3 to spend one more year at around $50,000. Cardiac fellowships are large in number as well and it would take a huge demand to fill them. There are also so many practices that don't even do hearts, unless TEE becomes 'gold standard' monitoring, if ever in non-cardiac surgery then the incentive to become certified is small. Also the reimbursement is not great for an exam.
     

Share This Page