Program Highlights




The Cardiology program at Queen's University typically admits two to three trainees per year, meaning that there are seven to eight trainees in total.

Our program places a strong emphasis on clinical cardiology and provides an exposure to acute and chronic cardiovascular disease.  Particular emphasis is placed on clinical bedside diagnosis and a critical approach to diagnostic testing.  The trainees develop critical appraisal skills as well as consultation skills to provide excellent clinical care to patients.

 

An outline of the training program is provided below.  Each rotation has detailed objectives and evaluations, which can be provided for review upon request.

Number of Months Rotation
14 Clinical Practice Activities
  • Consultations,
  • Acute Care,
  • Intermediate Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Community Cardiology
  • Pediatrics and Adult Congenital Heart Disease
6 Echocardiology
3 Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
3 Electrophysiology and Device Therapy
2 Stress Testing, Ambulatory Monitoring
2 Research
1 Advanced Cardiac Imaging
2 Nuclear Cardiology
4 Elective / Selective Time

Our program provides an exceptional opportunity for Cardiology residents to obtain significant experience in TEE depending on the residents' desires.

The Division of Cardiology is composed of a mix of general Cardiologist and subspecialists, with strong interventional electrophysciology and echocardiography groups.  The members of the Division of Cardiac Surgery work closely with the Division of Cardiology, and the surgeons are involved in the teaching of the Cardiology trainees.  We also work closely with  Pediatric Cardiology and the Cardiac Radiologists.