Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Interventional Cardiology Fellows must adhere to the Certification Board of Nuclear Radiology (COCATS) Level 3 training requirements. Baylor University Medical Center Interventional Cardiology Fellows spend 12 consecutive months at Baylor University Medical Center in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The Fellow obtains extensive exposure to the essential components of adult invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiovascular procedures.
By the end of the training, the Interventional Cardiology Fellow acquires the knowledge base, judgment and technical skills to become an independent operator in interventional cardiology. All fellows are required to maintain detailed documentation of the procedures they perform.
Baylor University Medical Center's Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program also has a core curriculum which includes lectures covering pertinent topics in interventional cardiology. The Fellow presents several of the topics throughout the year and completes a compendium of suggested provided readings.
The program provides weekly didactic instruction in:
Big artery vascular interventions
Evaluation of interventional techniques
Outcome effectiveness of interventional cardiology
Fellows also will be provided outpatient post-intervention care experience during a half-day per week continuity clinic.
The fellowship includes clinical research responsibilities, as well as attendance at cardiology meetings and conferences.