Each fellow spends 12 months in the training program. The rotations are undertaken mainly at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Presbyterian Hospital. There will be an optional rotation at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The average workweek is 50-55 hours. This time will be spent mostly in the Cardiovascular Section which is equipped with two dedicated workstations that allow visualization and rendering of datasets acquired in Computed Tomographic Angiography (CTA) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA).
Fellows participate in a call pool with MRI fellows, Abdominal Imaging fellows and senior diagnostic radiology residents to staff MRI on Saturdays (supervised by an in-house attending MRI radiologist) and take MRI beeper call for a full week for emergency cases. The estimated frequency of this call is approximately 5-6 times per fellowship year.
Biweekly case conferences discuss interesting current cardiac and vascular cases. It is the responsibility of the cardiovascular fellow to organize the cases for presentation and obtain follow-up where appropriate.
Twice a month the cardiovascular attending gives didactic lectures on techniques and diagnoses for cardiovascular imaging to radiology residents and cardiology fellows. CVI fellows are expected to give several of these conferences over the course of the year, and participate in the teaching of residents, other fellows, and medical students rotating on CVI. There are at least two residents on the CVI rotation. The CV fellow responsibility will be direct supervision during their rotation.
A yearly Cardiovascular Imaging CME accredited visiting fellowship course requires that fellows participate both as a trainees and instructors.