A core portion of your clinical practicum, this rotation trains you extensively in noninvasive cardiology.
You’ll learn how to perform transesophageal echocardiograms (TEEs) — of which our division performs 750 annually — and stress echocardiograms, both exercise and dobutamine. You’ll work with hospital sonographers in performing transthoracic echocardiography (TTE).
With our faculty, you’ll interpret and report on images, gaining a basic understanding of echocardiography-related physics, ultrasound artifacts and how to recognize cardiac abnormalities. You’ll use 3-D and contrast echocardiography, also gaining experience in strain imaging.
During the electrocardiography portion of this rotation, you’ll interpret ECGs, including ambulatory Holter monitors.
Most of your echocardiography training takes place at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Your ambulatory electrocardiography training takes place at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
Throughout the course of fellowship, you’ll:
If interested in pursuing more advanced training in echocardiography, you may: