Curriculum




Queen's Cardiology is a three-year training program, and the length does not exceed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada's standard.

In addition to the program rotations, we offer the following educational rounds:

Educational Round Frequency
Academic Half-Day Weekly
Cardiac Imaging Rounds Weekly
ECG/ Intracardiac Device Rounds Weekly
Cardiac Case Rounds Weekly
Journal Clubs 1-2 times per month in the evening
Bedside Teaching Twice a month in small groups
Teaching Opportunities 2 rounds per week delivered by the Cardiology residents for the junior housestaff
Retreats Twice per year
CanMEDS Topics Integrated into half-day curriculum and through PGME sessions
Mock written/graphics exams At least once per year
Mock OSCE Once per year
Graphics Integrated into academic half-day series

The first year Cardiology residents take part in the ICU summer half-day series as a review of cardiac critical care medicine.
A summer half-day series has also been designed for Cardiology exam preparation for the senior Cardiology residents.
These are resident-driven guideline based sessions which are facilitated by topic experts.

Each resident is expected to complete a research project and submit for presentation and/or publication.  The research aspect of the program is supervised by a Clinical Scholar, who will meet with the residents to ensure that projects are progressing as expected, and provide assistance when required.